Willette Burnham-Williams

Willette S. Burnham-Williams, Ph.D.
Interim Chief Equity Officer
Assistant Professor

The Interim Chief Equity Officer  (CEO) is responsible for the leadership and management of the University’s strategic diversity initiatives and multi-faceted diversity programs. The CEO works directly with the six colleges, research and support business units to further MUSC’s values, priorities, mission, and vision. The CEO and her staff are responsible for working collaboratively with internal and external community stakeholders including students, faculty and staff to ensure that organizational priorities and goals pertaining to equity, inclusion and excellence are institutionalized, sustained and measured in order to “create an inclusive experience for the lives we touch.” The CEO reports to the Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations and serves on the President’s University Leadership Council.