Athletics Department at FVSU Hires New Senior Women’s Administrator

LuWana Williams
LuWana Williams

To stay on track and graduate in record time, Fort Valley State University athletes now have an advocate to keep them on course toward winning in sports and in life. The athletics department recently hired LuWana Williams as its new senior women’s administrator.

“I’m excited about being here,” Williams said. “I was looking for a career path, not just a job.”

Williams earned a bachelor’s in middle grades education from Mercer University and a master’s degree from Troy State University in Alabama. For more than 13 years, she worked closely to help atrisk students earn a high school diploma; and as coordinator of Bibb County’s Success Program she prepared students for high school.

As the senior women’s administrator, Williams advises female student-athletes on academic matters including course selection, general requirements, academic regulations and preprofessional requirements. In addition to duties at FVSU, Williams works with a nonprofit organization called Communities and Schools in Georgia. The agency works to ensure that at-risk students graduate. “One of the things I want to do is use my background in education to work with coaches, to be a liaison for the tutoring center here, and make sure that athletes take their courses seriously as they do sports,” she said. “I want them to realize that athletics and academics are stepping stones to the next level.”

Williams is married and has a daughter and two sons.

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