Kimberley Buster-Williams has spent nearly 20 years in higher education admissions, most recently as acting associate vice president for enrollment management at Northern Illinois University. Buster-Williams oversees all matters related to enrollment and recruitment for the University. As associate provost, she is responsible for the Office of Admissions, the Office of the University Registrar, and the Office of Financial Aid. She also chairs UMW’s Enrollment Management and Retention Committee, which includes representation from faculty and staff serving in offices across campus.
Prior to serving as acting Associate Vice President for enrollment management at Northern Illinois University, Buster-Williams served as director of admissions at NIU. While serving as director of admissions at the University of Michigan at Flint from 2004-2011, she oversaw enrollment growth of nearly 33 percent and increased in high-achieving student enrollment. She also has served in the admissions departments at Old Dominion University and Johnson and Wales University, both in Norfolk.
A native of Richmond, Va., Buster-Williams earned a bachelor’s in English, a master’s degree in educational administration and an educational specialist degree in educational leadership, all from Old Dominion. She also holds professional certificates from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.