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Dr. Devona E.G. Williams, president/CEO of Goeins-Williams Associates, is sworn in as a member of the DSU Board of Trustees by Dr. Claibourne Smith, board chair.

  Dr. Devona Williams Sworn In as New Board of Trustees Member


The Delaware State University Board of Trustees has added business consultant Dr. Devona E.G. Williams as a member of its body.

Williams, Devona E G Dr 300.jpgDr. Devona E.G. Williams, DSU's newest Board of Trustees member.

Dr. Williams was sworn in during the DSU Board of Trustees regular meeting on March 1, and then proceeded to take part in her first meeting as a full member. She replaces former board member Dr. Matthew Mackie, who stepped down after serving his full term.

An appointee of Gov. Jack Markell, Dr. Williams has over 25 years of experience in the fields of public policy, planning and public affairs with corporate, government and non-profit sectors.

She is the founder, president and CEO of Goeins-Williams Associates (GWA), a successful consulting business designed to help organizations achieve greater productivity in strategic work environments. The list of GWA clients includes AstraZeneca, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Christina Health Systems, the DuPont Corporation, the State of Delaware, and many others.

Dr. Williams’ professional experience spans the administration of public programs, the management of corporate public relations, policy issues, strategic planning, organizational and executive leadership. Her experience also includes executive appointments with the DuPont Corporation, as well as service as a U.S. Presidential Intern with the Office of Management and Budget, NASA and the EPA.

She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware, with specialization in social policy, program planning and analysis. Dr. Williams is a former assistant professor and instructor for the University of Delaware’s School of Urban Affairs.

She is a frequent keynote speaker on business, diversity, leadership, motivation and success. She is also a contributing author of the inspirational book Remarkable Women.