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Candy Williams, Ed.D.


Ed.D. – Pepperdine University
M.S. – San Diego State University
B.A. – Cal State Los Angeles

Dr. Candy Williams is an educator who resides in Southern California. Dr. Williams earned her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University where she completed her dissertation on The Best Practices of Women Leaders in the Public Sector. She holds a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from California State University-Los Angeles. Dr. Williams also has an Associate of Science degree from Mount St. Mary’s College and another Associate of Arts degree from El Camino College. She is a member of the Associate of Pan- African Doctoral Scholars, Inc. (APADS) where she serves as Treasurer.

Well qualified, Dr. Williams is a transformational, servant leader who is committed to public service. As Manager in Public Service for the State of California, Dr. Williams provides vocational rehabilitation and employment services to consumers. She has served in various counseling and leadership roles with the State of California, Workforce Development Boards, community, and personal development organizations. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and has received training to be an Associate Certified Coach. She is a Certified Anger Management facilitator and trainer on Emotional Intelligence. Dr. Williams has an interest in civic activities and continues to demonstrate her leadership skills: She is a leader with the Culver City Leadership program; she holds membership with her local Toastmasters organization wherein she holds the role of Vice President of Membership; and she is a member of the Association of Talent Development.

Dr Williams enjoys the beach, volunteering at church, exercising, live music and spending time with her family and her dog. She has an interest in health and wellness and enjoys supporting and encouraging others to live full, balanced and productive lives.

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