By: Norfolk State University

Ms. Brianna Williams has been appointed as Assistant Vice President for Access and Equal Opportunity, effective August 10, 2022. In this new position, Ms. Williams will provide leadership and strategic oversight in civil rights and equity related areas including Title IX, Accessibility and ADA Compliance, and Equal Opportunity. Ms. Williams will oversee the Office of Institutional Equity, and will also provide strategic direction for data management, reporting, and case management

Originally from Florida, Ms. Williams received her bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida. She later received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Law.

Ms. Williams is currently an Equal Opportunity Officer at North Carolina State University where she conducts discrimination, harassment, and Title IX investigations. In addition, she provides direction and guidance for equity matters for Faculty, Staff, and Students. She also works closely with academic administrators to provide adequate training, programming, and outreach on equal opportunity and accessibility.

Ms. Williams also served as a Title IX Coordinator and Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Officer for the Louisiana State University (LSU) System where she supported two campuses including LSU-Alexandria and LSU-Eunice. She also provided expert support for other campuses within the system. Ms. Williams’ experience also includes a background of work with the Office of the State Attorney in Florida and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.   

A certified investigator, Ms. Williams has had specialized training in Title IX Compliance, Equal Opportunity, and in conducting internal investigations. She is a member of the Association of Title IX Administrators – the premier association for Title IX Professionals.  

Please welcome Ms. Brianna Williams to the Norfolk State University Community. And please thank the search committee for their excellent work in conducting this critical and important search.