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Antoiwana Williams

Director, AAO & Yth/Sfty Prgm
Diversity & Inclusion
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Brief biography

Antoiwana has been at UW-La Crosse since she started her undergraduate career at UWL as an Academic Success Summer Institute (ASI) participant in the early 1990s.
Since fall of 2000 she has served in many roles on the UW-La Crosse campus, such as a Precollege Site Supervisor, ASI Program Director, Director of Upward Bound and the Director of Multicultural Student Services. As the Director of OMSS (2010-2022), Antoiwana was committed to the retention, persistence, and graduation of all our multicultural students. Under her leadership, the office narrowed its focus to a comprehensive support model, which features academics, finances, leadership, and community outreach at its core.  In June 2022 Antoiwana joined the Diversity and Inclusion leadership team as Director for Equity and Affirmative Action & Youth Safety programs.
Antoiwana earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology '00 and Master’s degree in College Student Personnel '04 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.