Barry University alumna Tonjua Williams, Ph.D., was recently selected to be the next president of St. Petersburg College. The college’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Williams’ appointment during a special meeting on May 31.
Williams is currently the senior vice president of Student Services at St. Petersburg College, a capacity she has served in since 2013. As SPC’s seventh president, she will be the college’s first woman and first African-American to serve as president.
Williams, a 30-year veteran of St. Petersburg College, previously served as vice president of Academic and Student Affairs and provost of the Tarpon Springs Campus.
She earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Barry University’s Adrian Dominican School of Education, a master’s degree in Counselor Education from the University of South Florida, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Humanities from Clearwater Christian College.