DR. SAUNDRA WALL WILLIAMS is the Managing Partner of WMS Consulting and Training, a professional development, consulting and training company that supports emerging and established women leaders to increase their influence, impact and income. Dr. Saundra specializes in executive leadership coaching and mentorship.The founder of the Vision Building Institute, Dr. Williams is an author, speaker, strategist, minister, coach and mentor. She is a respected authority on leadership development. She retired from her full-time job as the Sr. Vice President of the North Carolina Community College System and turned her passion for women and leadership into a prosperous enterprise.
Dr. Williams is 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, Distance Learning and Workforce Development 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.Dr. Williams is a member of corporate and education Boards. She is a member of the Board of Trustees at Wake Technical Community College and Ultimate Medical Academy.
She is also a board member for the NC State University College of Sciences Foundation Board, Public School Forum, and the Girl Scouts. Dr. Williams is an ordained elder and a member of the College of Ordained Elders in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. She is the Director of the Spiritual Growth and Discipleship Division at Solid Rock Ministry International. She is also the founder of T.E.A.C.H. Ministries, an international ministry for women ministers and women in ministry leadership.She has earned several awards during her career as a C-level leader. She was named the Kellogg Foundation 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, North Carolina’s Technology Woman of the Year, NC ACHI Magazine 2018 Woman of Achievement and 2019 North Carolina State University Outstanding Black Alumni. She was recently named Clergy Woman of the Year by TCP Magazine.
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, 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, Baby Boomers: Secrets to Life After 50, Powerful Prayers for Purpose-Filled Leaders and Entrepreneurs and You Are Enough (Co-author with Les Brown). Her leadership has been featured in numerous books and magazines.
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 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 through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a certified Strengths Champion Certified Coach® and certified Transformation Coach.
Dr. Williams is married to Mr. Dennis O. Williams. They celebrate 31 years of marriage and have one adult son, Bradley.Dr. Williams knows that the Word of God for the calling on her life and ministry comes from Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”