Announcing our new Director of Institutional Research

Dear colleagues, It is my pleasure to inform you that Jason Rivera has accepted our offer to become the next Director of Institutional Research at Williams, starting June 1. Jason joins us from the University of Bridgeport, where he is the Vice President for University Systems, Effectiveness, and Planning. Continue reading »

Why ‘Need-Blind’ is the Wrong Goal for College Admissions

“Need-blindness,” taken literally, is actually a narrow and misleading construct. There’s a passiveness to the term that implies, quite wrongly, that we can address the issue of college accessibility simply by turning a blind eye to students’ financial circumstances. Rather, what’s needed is for colleges to act affirmatively to bring socioeconomic diversity to our campuses. Continue reading »