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Kevin W. Williams

Kevin W. Williams is a native of Hudson, Michigan. Kevin has 16-years of progressive experience in higher education, including housing administration, residential education, and student behavior. Kevin joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University July 2005, serving first as the Associate Director of Residential of Life. Kevin currently serves as the Director of Residential Life where he supervises the overall residential life program.


Prior to arriving to Temple University, Kevin served as the Assistant Dean of Students/Assistant Director of Residential Life & Dining Services at Oberlin College where he was employed for six years. Additionally, Kevin held similar position at Oberlin College and the University of Michigan. Kevin earned a Master of Clinical Social Work from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Arts in Social Science & Elementary Education from Siena Heights University. Kevin is currently enrolled in the doctoral program for Educational Leadership at Temple University. 

As the Director of Residential Life at Temple University, Kevin directs all strategic planning, human resources, residence education, student behavior, financial management, policy and administrative procedures, facilities management, assessment, and public relations for a residential life program housing approximately 5,500 students living in 12 residence halls.

Past presentation topics include on-campus living and the impact on student behavior, ethical development, social justice and access for LGBT and lower-social economic students, mental heath issues, and crisis management and behavioral interventions.  In his doctor work, Kevin areas of focus include organizational development, issues of access, finance for higher education, and the impact of the student conduct process on learning and retention.  

Kevin holds memberships the American College Personnel Association, the Association of College and University Housing Officers International, the Association for Student Conduct Administration, Mid-Atlantic College and University Housing Officers and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.