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State Department Names New DIR To Howard U.

The U.S. Department of State has named Nicholas Williams, formerly Consul General in Kingston, Jamaica, as the new Diplomat-in-Residence at Howard University.

Scheduled to arrive in September, Williams will replace Ms. June Carter Perry, who ends her year-long tour at the end of August. Ms. Perry has been named to a director’s position in the Bureau of International Organizations in the State Department.

Williams currently is the Director of the Senior Level Division in the Bureau of Human Resources, Career development and

Assignments, following two years (1998-2000) at the post in Kingston.

He entered the Foreign Service in 1978 and soon after was posted to Guadalajara, Mexico. His second overseas assignment was to Lagos, Nigeria, where as Regional Consular Officer, he was responsible for the coordination of a broad range of consular issues with over 25 posts in sub-Saharan Africa.

Other assignments overseas include three years at the American Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, as Chief of the Consular Section; and

twoyears in Nassau, Bahamas, as Chief of the Visa Unit.

His domestic assignments have included Director of the Office of Recruitment, Examination, and Employment; Director of the Entry Level Division in the Employment Bureau; and Director of the Consular Training Division at the Foreign Service Institute.

Mr. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a master’s degree form Columbia University, and a master’s in public administration from John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University.

In London to meet with business executives, HU business honors students Jakela Parker, Robert McCray, Karen Charles, Akintunde Kehinde, and Marletta Boyd, plus adviser Ms. Carol Henley, were given a full economics/trade briefing at the American Embassy, arranged with high level Embassy officials by DIR June Carter Perry.

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