As the Interim Chief Financial Officer, Jeffrey Lewis Williams provides financial leadership to the Muskegon Community College campus community and collaborates to accomplish strategic priorities. Reporting to the President, he supervises all accounting and financial services functions and works closely with leadership as the administrative liaison to the Board of Trustees and the Foundation for Muskegon Community College.
Williams most recently served as interim Chief Financial Officer at Finlandia University. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at Capitol Technology University in Maryland. In that position, he secured $20 million in capital funding for a residence hall construction project, created a 501(c)(3) Foundation, and improved operating profitability through strategic investment in, and partnership with the Admissions and Academic departments.
He has worked in the education sector in the U.S. and abroad, having served as the COO and CFO for Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod (LCMS) Concordia School in Hanoi, Vietnam where he initiated the successful financial start-up operations of the K-12 international school. As CFO and Senior Vice President of LCMS Concordia University in Michigan, he significantly reduced operating expenses while increasing operational efficiencies. He has served as an Evaluation Team Member and Chair of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and a Scholarship Committee Member of the Metropolitan Washington DC chapter of American Mensa.
He earned a Master of Public Administration degree in Finance from Eastern Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and English Literature at The University of Michigan. Mr. Williams received his executive education from the Cornell University Administration Management Institute and earned a full fellowship for the Harvard Business School Effective Management of Non-Profit Organizations program. He also completed The Oxford Finance Programme for Senior Executives at the University of Oxford, Saϊd Business School.