Kim Williams, a dynamic administrator, and national leader, who serves as Director of The Rutgers Future Scholars (RFS) Program, leads a university-wide team, and has revolutionized the pre-college pathway for over 3,000 New Jersey students. In her role, not only does she work collaboratively with leadership on each Rutgers campus, but she also builds relations with five key school districts throughout NJ, providing college access and empowering underrepresented youth by providing hope and opportunity to attain a higher education.
Kim has provided guidance for other universities to begin pre-college, college readiness and access programs designed using the RFS model, namely, the University of Michigan, James Madison University, the University of Toronto and most recently, Louisiana State University. She is a consummate collaborator, sitting on various committees, including the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement – Educational Equity Council and the Office of the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs – Student Success Committee, to name a few. She understands the value of building partnerships within the university and surrounding communities and stewarding funding support to make a positive difference for Rutgers and changing outcomes for many young people.
She has served the Rutgers community for over two decades, starting her tenure as an Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Counselor, then Assistant Director of Parking and Transportation Services. A proud Rutgers alum, she holds a B.A. in psychology and a Master’s in social work.