Valerie Williams currently serves as vice provost for academic affairs and faculty development at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Williams is the immediate past-chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) based in Washington, DC. Williams was elected to the AAMC Board in 2008, and voted chair-elect in 2011. Williams is the first African American and non-physician/non-hospital executive to hold the AAMC chair-elect and chair positions.
Williams earned a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School in 1980. She later earned a doctorate in allied health sciences from the University of Oklahoma in 2004.