Medisend College of Biomedical Engineering Technology, a Dallas-based nonprofit college whose mission is to provide high-quality, intensive education and training that prepares graduates for professional careers as field service engineers and biomedical equipment technicians, has announced Joyce Williams as new member of its Board of Trustees.
Williams currently serves as associate vice chancellor of workforce and community initiatives for the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), one of the largest undergraduate institutions of higher education in Texas. She is responsible for initiatives involving workforce development, community development and business strategies. Her 20 plus years of experience in education includes several senior leadership positions at the post-secondary level.
The Medisend College Board of Trustees is chaired by General Richard B. Myers, USAF (ret), founder of the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program at Medisend College, past Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and currently President of Kansas State University.
“Ms. Williams brings with her a wealth of experience and leadership to our board. Her energy and passion for our mission will be an immeasurable asset to the organization and the students we serve. We proudly welcome her onboard,” says Myers.
Williams was recognized in 2014 as one of the Top 25 Women of Dallas by the Steele Society. In addition, she holds the honor of being awarded by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the Minority Business Leaders for 2015 and 2016 Boys and Girls Club Outstanding Child Advocate Award. She has been recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the 30 top Women in Business for Dallas in 2018. Williams was also recognized by Walker’s Legacy as one of the organization’s “Power 15” 2018 award recipients for career success in Dallas. She received Governor Greg Abbott recognition in 2018 for apprenticeship programs and was also awarded the 2020 Social Services award by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA). Most recently she led the development of a strategic implementation of the Amazon Veteran Apprenticeship program (Cloud Support Technician); development and management of 9-12 apprenticeship programs serving over 2000 apprentices.
Williams is actively involved in the community. Her current activities include: Past Chair, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas; Executive Board member, Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce; Chair, Visit Dallas; Board member, Friends of Fair Park; member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Certification Advisory Council; Appointed by the Texas Workforce Commissioner to the Apprenticeship Training and Advisory Committee (ATAC); Chair of the THECB WECM Advisory Committee and a Lifetime member of the NAACP.
“I have long supported Medisend College and am proud to join in an official capacity as a new member of the board of trustees. I look forward to being part of Medisend College’s excellence, particularly in support of our US veterans,” says Williams. “I am hopeful that my educational experience will be a welcome addition.”
For more information on Medisend College, go to www.medisend.org.
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