Assistant Director of Black Cultural Center
Kimberly Williams joins the Cultural and Community Centers’ staff as the Assistant Director of the Black Cultural Center. She is a Hokie alum who studied psychology, sociology and English as an undergraduate student. Her primary responsibilities for the center include advising, programming and initiating restorative work for the Black Cultural Center.
Kimberly worked at the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley as an overnight clinician. Thereafter, she received her M.F.A. degree at Cornell University where she taught courses on African-American Science Fiction and Feminist Memoir. Kimberly also worked at an inclusion center where she was responsible for programming, policy and advising for organizations and curriculum in upstate New York.
Juel Downing is a fourth year student at Virginia Tech, majoring in Consumer Studies. In her sophomore year she served on the Black Student Alliance Executive Board as the Director of Speakers and Films. During her time in her position she wasted no time. She assisted in planning and coordinating the late night program Gobbler Nights as well as served on a search committee. She is excited to support the mission of the Black Culture Center and continue serving the community.