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Dr. Lawrence Williams

Lawrence Williams

Vice Provost and Dean of University College

University College is home to the Air Force ROTC, the Army ROTC, Testing Services, the Tomás Rivera Center, the Office of Undergraduate Studies Support and Technology Services, the University Health Professions Office, the Writing Program, Multidisciplinary Studies Program, Institute for Law and Public Affairs, Core Curriculum & QEP, First Year Experience and the academic advising community.

University College implemented the First-Year Experience Initiative in Fall 2014 which is a strategy that appears in the Four-Year Graduation Rate Improvement Plan (GRIP). All first-time in college students including freshmen, all students with undecided majors, and certain pre-majors are members of the University College.

Undergraduate Studies. University College operates as the university office of undergraduate studies that manages academic matters which include the coordination of the undergraduate curriculum, handling academic processes and receiving student appeals that require action beyond the level of the college deans.


Dr. Lawrence Ray Williams Day
April 23, 2016
Livingston, Texas

Dr. Lawrence Williams, Vice Provost and Dean of University College, will be honored on Saturday, April 23, 2016 by the Dunbar Alumni Association at its biannual reunion. Their State Representative along with Polk County and City of Livingston officials have been invited to join in the recognition of Dr. Lawrence Ray Williams Day. The celebration will begin with a parade at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with a Scholarship Banquet at 6:30 pm on the Livingston Junior High campus. For additional information, you may contact Della Eleby Holcomb, President @ (979) 627-8330 or John H, Ratcliff, Vice President @ (313) 585-0642.

The Air Force ROTC provides opportunities for students to become commissioned officers in the United States Air Force.

The Army ROTC provides opportunities for students to become commissioned officers in the United States Army.

Testing Services provides exceptional assessment of our student's achievements.

The Tomás Rivera Center provides innovative student support services and outstanding academic advising for a certain population of at-risk students.

The Academic Advising Community provides first-rate academic advisement for our undergraduates.

The University Health Professions Office provides outstanding support for students wishing to pursue careers in the health professions.

The Institute for Law and Public Affairs implements a prelaw program to enhance a pre-law educational opportunities and increase the number of Texas students who gain admission to and excel in high quality law schools.

The Writing Program offers the writing courses that fulfill the requirements of the university's core curriculum and assists our students in developing and polishing their writing skills.

The Associate Vice Provost provides administrative oversight and support for the implementation and assessment of the university's Core Curriculum and Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Multidisciplinary Studies is a multidisciplinary degree which allows students much flexibility in designing degree programs that relate to their personal academic and career goals.