Former Seidman Dean warming up to new job in Tennessee
H. James Williams
David Moore February 4, 2013 | WGVU
Grand Valley State University’s
former Seidman College of Business Dean H. James Williams is in
the first week on the job as President of Fisk University.And as he settles into his office into the
warmer climate of Nashville, Tennessee, he looks back on his time at GVSU.WGVU’s David Moore reports.
Williams spent nearly nine years at
Grand Valley, and says he’s leaving the school in a “strong position.”It’s been
a good run, he tells us, making sure to thank faculty, staff and students for
the accomplishments during his stay.
he says what he’s most proud of is “establishing a full time MBA program that
is coming along well, in its third iteration now.We’re growing it slowly but surely.We had 12 students that first year and 16
And yes, he’s still saying “we,”
referring to GVSU. He also shines when he talks about the project to help
students better appreciate the connections among the various business
And of course, the new $40 million nearly completed L. William Seidman
center on the downtown Pew Campus.
is an historically black university founded in 1865.
He replaces Hazel O'Leary, who served as Energy Secretary in the Clinton Administration.
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