H. James Williams has served as President of Mount St. Joseph University. Mount St. Joseph University provides interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curricula to its students, including a number of graduate and doctoral healthcare programs.
Prior to that, he served as president of Fisk University, a leading liberal arts university located in Nashville, Tennessee, from February 2013 until September 2015. Fisk University is renowned for its leadership role and history in the education of African American students. Dr. Williams also served as Dean and a Professor of Accounting at the Seidman College of Business of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 2004 until 2013.
Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from North Carolina Central University; MBA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; PhD in accounting from University of Georgia; and J.D. and LLM degrees from Georgetown University Law Center).