Dr. Scott Williams began his tenure as president of Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) on June 1, 2015. He most recently served the institution as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer (CAO) since 2008. Dr. Williams started as a faculty member at OCTC in 2000. He served as the Agriculture Technology Program Coordinator and the Biotechnology Program Coordinator, after developing the Biotechnology program. Prior to joining the OCTC faculty, Dr. Williams was an Associate Professor with tenure in the College of Agriculture at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Dr. Williams taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Animal Science and conducted research in meat animal growth and development at the University of Georgia. Dr. Williams holds a Ph.D. from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, and a M.S. and B.S. from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
During his academic career Dr. Williams has served as a Principle or Co-Principle Investigator on more than $1,000,000 in grant projects. He has made over 20 national convention presentations and has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications.
He participated, in the KCTCS Presidents Leadership Seminar in 2009 and was awarded the Owensboro Community and Technical College New Horizons Faculty Award of Excellence in 2008. In addition, he received the Gamma Sigma Delta Distinguished Teaching Award in 1994 at the University of Georgia.
Dr. Williams and his wife Donna are originally from Lakeland, Florida and currently reside in Owensboro, KY.