Darrell L. Williams, Ph.D.
Wisconsin Emergency Management


Dr. Darrell L. Williams was appointed by Governor Tony Evers to serve as Administrator of the Division of Emergency Management in the Department of Military Affairs.

Dr. Williams previously served as the former Interim Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent for the Beloit School District. He also served as a Turn Around Principal for James Madison Academic Campus, Casimir Pulaski High School and Washington High School in Milwaukee.

Dr. Williams is a leader who has demonstrated commitment and has proven success with school improvements and has served in the field of education as a teacher and administrator for over 25 years. In recognition of his efforts, he was recognized as the 2013 National Principal of the Year from the National Alliance of Black School Educators.

Dr. Williams was born in Abbeville, Mississippi. Despite humble beginnings, Dr. Williams earned his Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (1993) from Rust College; Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership and Supervision (1995) from Marian College; and his Ph.D. in Urban Education (2007) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

In addition to his civilian career, Dr. Williams served for 29 years in the United States Army to include combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Williams has earned several awards for his military service—to include the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart Medal. Dr. Williams is very active in the community and a strong advocate for veterans. He is a member of several organizations to include the NAACP, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the Rockford-Beloit Montfort Point Marines Association, former Board of Director for the United Way of Rock County, life member of the Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators and a life member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Governor Tony Evers Appoints Darrell Williams as Emergency Management Administrator (July 11, 2019)

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