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Nazareth hires Frank S. Williams as new vice president for strategic enrollment management

Published July 26, 2021

Nazareth College introduces Frank S. Williams as vice president for strategic enrollment management — recognizing him as an innovator to lead the charge of welcoming future student changemakers ready to make an impact on the world around them. As the College's top enrollment strategist, Williams will embark on designing a new strategic enrollment plan with Nazareth's experienced admissions and financial aid teams. He begins his new role on August 16.

"This is a momentous time for Nazareth College, as we emerge stronger from the historic pandemic and prepare to celebrate the College's 100th anniversary in 2024," said Nazareth President Beth Paul, Ph.D. "I am confident that Frank is the visionary leader who will provide our enrollment management team with the leadership needed to attract students who will become future-ready changemaking graduates."

"I am very excited to begin my new journey working with President Paul, her cabinet, and the talented admissions and financial aid teams to provide access to all qualified prospective students," said Williams. "My vision is to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to ensure that every division is represented in the enrollment process. We will work strategically with high schools across the country to build partnerships, collaborate with stakeholders, and bring in a strong diverse enrollment class."

Nazareth's continued commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is a top priority for Williams.

"I have welcomed and have thrived in diverse environments from the very beginning of my career," said Williams. "Nazareth College has embedded social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into the campus culture. During the enrollment process and throughout their academic and social experiences at Nazareth, students will become changemakers in their homes, communities, and as they graduate and start their career path. Parents will see that their sons or daughters are receiving a stellar education along with the ability to work in diverse environments with an open mind to be inclusive of everyone around them."

Williams brings a wide array of experience in student support services and admissions/enrollment management. He has held the position of director of student support services at the University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center since 2019. His 21 years of experience also includes a seasoned career in admissions and enrollment at Daemen College, along with SUNY Buffalo, and SUNY Fredonia. He earned his bachelor's degree in secondary English education from SUNY Fredonia and his master's degree in education from SUNY Buffalo.


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Nazareth University is an inclusive community of inspired learners, educators, and changemakers who for nearly 100 years have been driven by a bold commitment to action, empathy, equity, and leading innovation for the common good. Impact experiences are at the heart of a Nazareth education, preparing each student to discover within themselves the potential to cultivate positive change in their life's work, in any career field, and in a world that is constantly evolving and infinitely interconnected.

Our broad academic offerings present a range of study options typical of larger universities, yet achieved in our supportive campus culture. Nearly 2,100 undergrad and 600 graduate students enroll in degree and certificate programs and engage in collaborative, transformative learning experiences, preparing for the professions and society of today and tomorrow. In a learning community that purposefully integrates liberal arts and professional programs, Nazareth University graduates are able to launch a lifetime of impactful leadership in communities and workplaces near and far.

Frank S. Williams begins his role as vice president of strategic enrollment management at Nazareth College on August 16.