ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA – Dr. (h.c.) Constance Williams, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL, will be the next Resident Expert to offer her expertise to NCWU students. Through NC Wesleyan’s new Resident Expert Program (WES-R.E.P.), students are provided with an opportunity to work directly with industry leaders through mentoring and workshops. These professionals connect with students to share their industry knowledge via on-site and virtual opportunities. Williams will join Dr. Katrina Sweet’s Human Resources class (BUS 314) via Zoom on Friday, October 28 for a Q&A session that allows students the opportunity to learn about the HR field.
Williams is a seasoned executive with nearly 30 years of progressive human resource and business experience, having contributed to the success of several blue-chip firms in diversified industry sectors. Prior to her role with the NFL, she served as the Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources, Americas, Sony Music Entertainment in New York, NY where she led Sony Music’s talent acquisition and talent management functions. Her remarkable experience naturally lends itself to Dr. Constance Williams serving as NCWU’s Human Resources Expert in Residence.
“Constance possesses a wealth of knowledge to convey about the world of human resources and organizational development, which she has obtained through her work with multiple top-tier corporations,” stated President Dr. Evan D. Duff. “She is a strong advocate for Wesleyan and I’m very excited for our students to receive the wisdom she has to offer.”
In support of Wesleyan students’ future career exploration, Williams has provided rich developmental experiences including one-on-one mentorships, speaking engagements and comprehensive on-site job shadowing. She has been on the NCWU Board of Trustees since 2020. She was also a previous commencement speaker for the University and taught as an adjunct professor in Psychology, Business and Organizational Administration. A double Ivy League graduate, Dr. (h.c.) Williams holds an M.A. in Organization Psychology from Columbia University and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, as well as an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from North Carolina Wesleyan University. She also earned distinction having received Billboard Magazine’s 2018 Women in Music Award.
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