Telissah Williams becomes Interim Chair of the Division of Fine Arts and Humanities
Telissah Williams has been named as Interim Chair of the Division of Fine Arts and Humanities at LeMoyne-Owen College, effective January 14.
Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs, made the announcement to faculty and staff Monday, Jan. 14.
He said Ms. Williams has been a member of the LeMoyne-Owen College faculty since 2010. She brings a wealth of professional experience to her teaching, service and leadership, including serving as a translator for a corporate conglomerate, Old Navy.
She has taught at Southwest Tennessee Community College, Motlow State Community College, Christian Brothers University, Memphis City Schools and Soulsville Charter School
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Memphis, where she also minored in Spanish. She earned a Master of Education in Instructional Technology (2005) from American Continental University and also a Master of Science in Spanish Language Education (2009) from Nova Southeastern University.
In her spare time, Ms. Williams enjoys spending time with family, playing classical music on the piano and speaking Spanish.
Dr. Strayhorn said Ms. Williams replaces Clay Foster, who retired in December after more than 44 years with the college.
He said PE instructor Dr. Edwina Wilkens also retired in December after 41 years with the college.