After a successful career as a C-level executive in higher education, leading technology for the third largest community college in the world, Williams took all her experience and passion and founded the Vision Building Institute for Women. She is a sought after speaker for conferences and colleges as she presents rich content, solid strategies, powerful stories, and interactive exercises, blended with humor, warmth and inspiration.
She is also an Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University, Houle Scholar in Adult Education, Azusa Scholar in Divinity, North Carolina State University-College of Sciences Alumni of the Year, Chief Information Officer of the Year and North Carolina’s Technology Woman of the Year.
Dr. Williams recently retired as the Senior Vice President and Chief of Technology (Information Technology and Security, Data, Business Intelligence, Library Systems and Distance Learning) for the North Carolina Community College System. She led the implementation of the largest computer information system in higher education in the world.
Prior to her work for community colleges, Dr. Saundra was a full-time Assistant Professor in the department of Adult and Community College Education at North Carolina State University. She also has over twenty-five (25) years of business and industry experience in technology, training and development with Nortel, Broadband Technologies, and Syntel.
A published researcher and author in her professional field, she has also written 3 books: The Ministry Within, I Can Have and Do It All – 7 Pillars of Complete Life Balance (release 2016), and 21 Days to Momentum. She is co-author of Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders, The Female Architect: How to Rebuild Your Life, and Baby Boomers: Secrets to Life After 50.
Dr. Saundra 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 is also 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.