Chancellor Sonya Williams
Chancellor Sonya J. Williams, Ph.D., assumed leadership of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges in August 2022 as the college’s eighth Chancellor.
As Chancellor, Williams oversees all activities and operations of EICC including Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges. She has placed a focused emphasis on the district’s core vales and cultivating an encouraging, innovative and collaborative culture.
A native of Norman, Oklahoma, Williams graduated from the University of Oklahoma, where she earned a B.S. in zoology and a Ph.D. in anatomical sciences and cell biology/neurosciences. Her postdoctoral training includes three years at the Yale School of Medicine, where she studied neurobiology, reproduction and immunology. She has been married for 30 years and has two daughters, two sons, and three grandsons.
Prior to her role as EICC Chancellor, she oversaw all instructional operations as the Vice President of Education and Chief Academic Officer at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Ill. The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college system including three campuses and more than 15,000 students.
Her major accomplishments at College of Lake County include successfully managing a budget of well over 50 million dollars, creating a visionary plan for program and product expansion to enhance CTE and transfer offerings, collaborating and supporting the college’s Achieving the Dream teaching and learning excellence initiatives, promoting diversity and inclusion practices, developing a culture of inquiry and evidence in decision-making, and fostering strong shared governance practices.
Previously, Williams served in various leadership, teaching and research roles for Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Ill.; Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Langston University, Langston, Okla.; and Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. A captain in the U.S. Air Force, she also served as section commander and information management officer.
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It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.