About Us

Our President

Dr. Kris Williams joined HCC in January 2011 and is pleased to support the college’s continued expansion and success.

Dr. Williams notes several key elements at HCC:

“HCC is strongly supported by its community as is evidenced by an involved HCC Board of Directors along with an active College Foundation,” notes Dr. Williams. “Such support is an impressive acknowledgement of the college’s importance to the community.” Please consider a gift to HCC—here’s more information on your gift and how it can support students and the college.


About Dr. Williams

Photo of HCC President Kristin WilliamsDr. Kris Williams became President at Henderson Community College in January 2011. Previously she was the interim President at Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC). She joined the Kentucky Community and Technical College System as the Chief Academic Officer at Hopkinsville Community College in July 2007 after several years at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Williams began her education career in Community Education (lifelong learning), then moved into continuing education and workforce development. Adjunct teaching, working with faculty professional development and evaluation, and developing new academic programs led her into Academic Affairs.

Dr. Williams holds three degrees from the University of Florida—a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture (Animal Science), a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy degree. In 2007, she was awarded the University of Florida Institute of Higher Education Outstanding Graduate Award. She has attended several leadership seminars, including the 2007 AACC Emerging Leaders Seminar and, most recently, the 2008-2009 KCTCS President’s Leadership Seminar.