Carrie Williams

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Dr. Carrie Williams, M.F.T., Ph.D.

Director of Student Care Services

Student Services Building, Suite 218


Dr. Carrie L. Williams is the Director of Student Care Services. She has received a B.S. in Human and Family Resources with an emphasis in Administration Leadership and an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University. She has a Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies with an emphasis in Human Services and Student Affairs from Regent University.

Over the years, Dr. Williams has served as a relationship specialist, mental health counselor (private practice and within local agencies), college academic advisor, resource specialist, professional mediator, program developer, advisor to student organizations, college instructor, and a sexual assault and domestic violence advocate and administrator.  God has used those roles to prune, develop, mature, and equip her to be the intercessor she is today. As the Director of Student Care Services, she is dedicated to ensuring every student thrives in their God-given talents as they persist to graduation and beyond this campus.

Dr. Williams leads the campus's proactive, coordinated, responsive care, and support efforts through her collaboration with various offices on campus and in the community. Together they effectively attend to the holistic needs of all students.  Her goal is to meet students where they are in their development, inform them about the campus and community resources available, address their needs with viable options, offer comfort and guidance, and advocate for them to receive the best-streamlined support during difficult times. 

In an active leadership role as the First Lady, she serves alongside her husband in his responsibility as the Pastor of their church. Dr. Williams is a caring and committed mother of three children (1 college graduate, a college level and a high school junior). When she finds spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with family watching great movies, singing and listening to gospel music, bowling, attending sports games, and laughing with family and friends.

Dr. Williams is committed to developing and nurturing relationships and leveraging resources and support in partnership with each faculty and staff to help students thrive in their capacities to pursue their goals and achieve success. 


Regent University 
Ph.D., Counseling and Psychological Studies, 2024

Northern Illinois University
M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, 2003 

Northern Illinois University
B.S., Human and Family Resources Administration, 1994