Today we feature Suzanne Morrison-Williams during International Women’s Month:
Suzanne Morrison-Williams is one of the many women who’s as an immigrant has found success in the field of Education. When she first moved to the United States, it was for the purpose of getting an education and then moving back to her native Jamaica. Thirty years later, she’s made her home in South Florida and found her calling in Education.
With degrees in Communication (Public Relations), a Master’s in Public Administration and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, Dr. Morrison-Williams has taken her love of communicating and parlayed it into being a national speaker at conferences, training at other universities as well as penning a number of articles for educational publications and journals.
It was her love of mentorship that led her into focusing her doctoral thesis on the role of mentorship in the success of women of color. Then in 2008, she underwent bariatric surgery and lost 170lbs and years later continues to maintain that loss. Today she mentors women not only in finding a path to success in a career in education but also to women seeking to become healthy and lead a fuller life through weight loss. As the mother of a son on the autism spectrum, she’s an advocate for embracing differences in all people and has served as a Guardian Ad Litem for children with special needs serving as their voice in court.
Dr. Morrison-Williams serves as the VP of Academic Affairs for City College, a post she’s held since September 2009. In her role, she wants to continue to impact the lives of students by ensuring that City College offers them the best education there is so that they can change their lives and impact their communities.