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 directors 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
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;
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 bachelors degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute, a masters degree form Columbia University, and
a masters in public administration from John F. Kennedy School,