Dr. Angie Williams-McMichael is a vibrant educational leader, community activist, and visionary. She is currently the Dean of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity for the entire University of Phoenix. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has spent the last 12 years in Arizona working in corporate education, digital learning and the health sciences field. Dr. Williams-McMichael has served in the educational arena for over 15 years. She earned her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Argosy University, her M.Ed. with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction from National Louis University, and a BA in English with dual concentrations in Cultural Anthropology and African American Studies from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
She has worked for the Department of Justice in the Educational Opportunities Section in Washington D.C., and in the K-12 arena as a lead instructor, and won Teacher of the Year during her time there. Dr. Williams-McMichael has also developed digital courseware and worked in educational logistics and compliance across many states. She has conducted specific research on non-traditional student success, persistence, and student satisfaction. She continues to explore research interests in minorities in higher education, systemic issues in underserved populations, diverse student needs in higher education and developing solutions for generational success.
While serving as the Dean of Students at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (SCNM), the 2014 recipient of the Business Excellence Award from the Tempe Chamber of Commerce she was the recipient of the Student Government Association Administration Award. Dr. Williams-McMichael is a leader in the community as a member of the Phoenix Martin Luther King Jr. Day Talent Committee and as the MLK Service Project leader for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. for the past 5 years, having been recognized by Points of Light, the world's leading volunteer service organization. She is also an active representative on the Arizona Chapter of the National Panhellenic Council. In 2014, she was selected for the Phoenix Business Journal's 40 Under 40 - Class of 2014, which recognizes up-and-coming leaders in the community.
Dr. Williams-McMichael is the co-founder of several outreach organizations in AZ and is gifted in developing partnerships that facilitate advanced community outreach. She is an educational champion and one that advocates for educational equality and access. She currently spends her spare time involved with a youth enrichment program, Ascend which is designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential through academic enrichment, STEM, life skills training, and support for their journey to college or vocational employment.