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Women We Admire: Linda Williams

LW_picBring your lunch and join Linda Morris Williams, associate chancellor emeritus of UC Berkeley, for the next talk in the Women We Admire series.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 23
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Franklin Lobby 1

Linda Morris Williams was bestowed the title of associate chancellor emeritus for the University of California, Berkeley upon her retirement from UC after 27 years of service. As a former senior adviser to Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks and a member of his cabinet, Williams served as a lead strategist and had a broad level of authority to represent the campus with constituencies such as faculty, senate committee chairs, senior administrators, other UC locations, Office of the President, public agencies and the community. Williams had administrative oversight for numerous offices as well, including the offices of Government and Community Relations, Audit and Advisory Services, and the Staff Ombuds Office. Williams also served as the campus chief ethics, risk and compliance officer and had responsibility for oversight and coordination of the campus’ ethics, risk and compliance requirements through the Office of Ethics, Risk and Compliance Services. In addition, Williams served as the Berkeley campus’ locally designated official under the Whistleblower Policy and the campus information practices coordinator.

Prior to joining the Berkeley campus, Williams served as associate president for the UC Office of the President from 2003 to 2008 and was appointed associate chancellor at UC San Diego in 1997.

During her 27 years of service in the UC system, Williams earned a reputation as a highly capable and personable administrator. In addition to championing improved relations between the university and its staff, faculty and students, Williams was instrumental in the university’s efforts to build strong ties with a range of community groups, nonprofits and organizations outside of the UC sphere.

If you can’t attend Williams’s talk in person, listen via ReadyTalk: 866-740-1260, access code 7226897.

Williams’s talk is part of the Women We Admire series, initiated by the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW) in 2009. PACSW brings women to UCOP from around the system to share insights about their careers, workplace challenges and work-life balance. All members of the UCOP community are invited to learn how to make the most of working at UC.

Find upcoming speakers in the series and archived audio of past talks on the Women We Admire website.


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