A 37-year member of the team at Elsah’s Principia College has been named its new President. John W. Williams has served many roles at the college during his time there. Before that, he worked in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice and as an attorney in private practice.

Williams earned a juris doctor degree from The George Washington University and is a 1976 graduate of Principia College. During his 37 years at the college, Williams has taught American government, law, and comparative politics courses, coached intercollegiate mock trial, moot court, and Model Illinois Government teams, served as pre-law advisor, and held additional teaching assignments in mass communication, global perspectives, and history. Williams has served as interim president of Principia College since November 2019, and he previously was elected as president of the Faculty Senate for two separate terms.

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