John Gray Williams

"As a self-identified “two-namer" I go by both my first and middle names. After earning undergraduate degrees in both Urban Planning and Geography from Virginia Tech in 2007, I completed my masters degree in Counseling at the University of Delaware. I have since returned to my beloved alma mater to work as a Career Advisor in Career Services in the Division of Student Affairs and I am thrilled to be back in Blacksburg.

I have long been passionate about social justice, inclusion, and equity issues. To this day, as both an alumnus and faculty member, I continue to have passion for creating a more equitable campus for all students, faculty, staff and alumni. As a self-identified gay male, I am especially interested in working hard to ensure that issues relating to LGBTQ inclusion and other “invisible” under-represented identities on campus have a voice on this board and that their needs are addressed. I am thrilled to see so much diversity present within this board.

I look forward to the good work that MAAB will undertake in the years to come. I believe we can and will have a very real and positive impact on Virginia Tech’s journey towards inclusive excellence.