Saundra Wall Williams, EdD
DR. SAUNDRA WALL WILLIAMS is the Chief Executive Officer of WMS Corporation, a professional development and consulting company that supports emerging and established leaders to move forward in their life, business, ministry or career. She is best known as a Vision Strategist as she helps professionals to Build Themselves and Build Their Vision.
The founder of L.E.A.P. into Leadership and the Vision Building Institute, Dr. Williams, a respected authority on individual leadership development, is an author, speaker, strategist, trainer and coach who has a passion for teaching. She left her full-time job as the Sr. Vice President of the North Carolina Community College System and turned her passion for leadership into a six-figure enterprise.
Dr. Williams relays compelling principles of leadership she learned first-hand as an award-winning Chief-level executive, leading technology for one of the largest community college systems in the world.
Dr. Williams, has keynoted around the world teaching her Next Level of Success System guides leaders through the process of defining success and significance, building a personal vision blueprint and developing and implementing action strategies to make success and significance a reality in their lives.
Dr. Williams is also an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at North Carolina State University where her teaching focus is Technology and Leadership.
The former Senior Vice President and Chief of Information Technology, Data, Business Intelligence, Library Systems and Distance Learning for the North Carolina Community College System, the 3rd largest community college system in the world, she led the implementation of the largest computer information system in higher education in the world.
She has earned several awards during her career as a chief level leader. She was named a Houle Scholar in Adult Education, Azusa Scholar in Divinity, North Carolina State University College of Sciences Alumni of the Year, North Carolina Chief Information Officer of the Year and North Carolina's Technology Woman of the Year.
A published researcher and author in her professional field of technology and adult education, she has also written 3 books: The Ministry Within, I Can Have and Do It All - 7 Pillars of Complete Life Balance (release 2018), and 21 Days to Momentum. She is co-author of Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders, The Female Architect: How to Rebuild Your Life, The Female Factor: A Confidence Guide for Women, and Baby Boomers: Secrets to Life After 50.
Dr. Williams is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Doctor of Education in Adult and Community College Education. She is also holds a Master of Divinity from Regent University. She was also awarded the Honorary Associate of Science degree from Richmond Community College. She is a certified Chief Information Officer with the State of North Carolina.
Dr. Williams is married to Mr. Dennis O. Williams and they celebrate 27 years of marriage. God has blessed them with one son, Bradley Joseph.