Vice Chair of Professional Development
Maurice Williams, MA, MS, CNP is a thirty year veteran of the higher education community of Tennessee. Mr. Williams retired after 20 years of service as a higher education law enforcement prevention and intervention coordinator.
Mr. Williams serves as the Associate Director of the Institute on Disability and as PSE Master Instructor for Career Development and Transition Programs for IDD students at the University of Memphis. Mr. Williams is a certified nonprofit professional and an advocate for youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He is one of the founding directors of the Shelby County Schools College Campus Transition Program (CCTP) and the University of Memphis’ Tigers Learning Independence Fostering Employment and Education (TigerLIFE) programs. Mr. Williams is a 1995 recipient of the University of Memphis, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Award; he is a past President of the University of Memphis Staff Senate. Mr. Williams received the Arc of the Mid-South Community Service Award, in October, 2013; he is a recipient of the 2016 State of the Arts Higher Education Institute Leadership Award. Mr. Williams serves as the Project Manager for the University of Memphis Institute on Disability’s TPSID BRIDGE Project.