Two African Americans Are Leaving Their High-Level Posts at Flagship State Universities
Filed in Resignations on August 5, 2015
Linda Williams, associate chancellor and chief ethics, risk and compliance officer at the University of California Berkeley has retired. She joined the University of California System in 1988 as an administrative assistant. Nine years later, she was appointed associate chancellor of the San Diego campus.
Over her 27-year career at the university, she served in many positions. From 2003 to 2008, she was associate president for the University of California System. Also, she served as the inaugural chair of both the UC Systemwide Staff Diversity Council and the UC Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.
Maurice Daniels, dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia, has announced that he is stepping down. Dr. Daniels has agreed to stay on as dean until a successor is found. Dr. Daniels will remain on the faculty and continue his research on the civil rights movement. Dr. Daniels is the author of Saving the Soul of Georgia: Donald L. Hollowell and the Struggle for Civil Rights (University of Georgia Press, 2013).
Dr. Daniels is a graduate of Indiana University, where he majored in psychology. He holds a master of social work degree and an educational doctorate from Indiana University.