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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Faculty and Staff

Viviana A. Williams, M.Ed.

Title: Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Department: Office of Student Services
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Phone: 803-777-0488
Office: Close-Hipp 670
Viviana Williams, first year academic advisor, office of student services, college of hrsm


M.Ed, Counseling and Education, Texas Southern University, 2011
B.S, Administration of Justice, Texas Southern University, 2008

While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Viviana Williams was a peer mentor, tutor and assistant academic advisor to incoming freshmen and transfer students. Williams participated in the Texas Southern University men and women's events, teaching students how to get acclimated into college life after high school. After graduating with her degree, Williams pursued a career in teaching, working with students with disabilities at Sterling High School and teaching grades 9–12 in all subjects. Her career as a teacher lasted eight years. After teaching, Williams decided to return to higher education at her alma mata, Texas Southern University, where she became an admissions counselor providing services to all students. Education has always been a passion for Williams.

Williams enjoys preparing down-home southern food, family time, shopping and vacationing.

Areas of expertise

  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching

Honors and awards

Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society member, 2011-present

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