William D. Law, Ph.D.

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William D. Law, Jr. recently retired from a long career in community college leadership.  Dr. Law served as the president of four different community colleges – Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield, IL), Lonestar Montgomery College (Woodlands, TX), Tallahassee Community College, and St. Petersburg College.  His 29 years of presidential service was preceded by eight years as Vice President of Institutional and Program Planning at St. Petersburg (Junior) College.

Prior to working in community colleges, Bill Law worked as a Staff Director for the Committee on Higher Education at the Florida House of Representatives and as an Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Florida Board of Regents.

Law holds a Ph.D. in Design and Management of Postsecondary Education Systems and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University. He holds an undergraduate degree in English from Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY).

Professionally Dr. Law serves as Chairman of the Board of the Center for Community College Student Engagement (Austin, TX).  Previously he served a similar role on the board of the Community College Research Center at Teacher’s College Columbia University. (New York).  During his career, Dr. Law served as an accreditor for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), a member of the Task Force on Voluntary Framework for Accreditation (AACC), and as Chairman of the Florida Community College Presidents Council. He has also served in a consultative capacity for the Association for Institutional Research, Achieving the Dream, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.