Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

RICHARD BIFF WILLIAMS

Richard "Biff" Williams is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Williams received a bachelors degree from Weber State University in Utah, a master's of science in athletic training from Indiana State, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from New Mexico State University. Prior to being named dean at Indiana State in 2008, he served for 10 years in numerous capacities at the University of Northern Iowa including associate dean of the College of Education and founding chair of the Division of Athletic Training where he developed three athletic training education programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has also served as a high school teacher and head athletic trainer in Texas and as a co-head athletic trainer at Sullivan High School while in graduate school at Indiana State. 

He has published numerous articles, manuscripts and abstracts, has presented at national conferences and garnered several external grants. Williams has served in several leadership positions within the National Athletic Trainers Association, and in many state leadership roles related to health care and education.  Williams co-chaired the strategic steering committee for the State of Indiana Healthy Indiana Plan 2020, is on the Indiana Area Health Education Center Advisory Board and serves as a member of the Indiana Health Centers Inc. ad hoc committee on Workforce Recruitment and Retention. Locally, he serves on the board of the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (RHIC) and Hospice VNA of the Wabash Valley and Better Health Wabash Valley.

Williams said he and his wife, Kristin, are pleased to be able to remain in Terre Haute and raise their five children in this community.

 

   


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