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Williams was born November 12, 1943 in Indiana, but grew up in Gum Spring, Virginia, until his parents separated, and his father lost his business. At the age of ten years old, Williams and his brother moved to Muncie, Indiana where his father had family, and he first became aware of his father's African American heritage. Despite a period of confusion about his own identity, Williams embraced his father's passion for education.
Williams joined the University of Iowa Law faculty in 1977, where he taught criminal law, criminal procedure, and legislation. Williams was faculty scholar from 1990 to 1993. At Iowa, Williams served as Associate Dean of the Law School, from 1977 to 1993, where he oversaw admissions, financial aid, student and faculty recruitment, and student support, and he served as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs from 1991-93.
From 1975 to 1977, he consulted to the Foreign Lawyer Training Program in Washington, DC. He was a member of the Iowa State Advisory Commission to the United States Civil Rights Commission from 1978 to 1988, and a member of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council from 1979 to 1985.
From 1991 to 1993, he held the position of Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. From 1993 to 2001, Williams held the positions of Carter Kissell Professor of Law and Dean of the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University. While Dean, the size of the faculty increased by 40 percent, the number of named chairs and professorships doubled, and $25 million was raised from alumni of approximately 7,000 graduates.
In 2001, Williams was appointed to the position of the 11th President of the City College of New York - the flagship campus of the City University of New York system. His appointment followed his tenure as a law school dean at Ohio State from 1993, where Williams taught courses in criminal law, and he raised $25 million and hoversaw the increase of the school's endowment by about 50-percent. During his tenure as dean of the law school at Ohio State, Williams also served as the president of the Association of American Law Schools, and his autobiographical book, Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black, (Dutton, 1995) won the 1995 Los Angeles Times Book Award. Prior, the City University of New York Trustees pressured former College president Yolanda T. Moses to resign in 1999. Thereafter, Stanford A. Roman Jr., dean of CUNY's medical school, served as interim president of City College, to begin to redirect the campus.
Under his presidency of the City College of New York Williams achieved a decade of growth. Enrollment increased by 60 percent and academic standards improved significantly; nearly 90 percent of the student body continue to represent racial minority groups. Williams successfully oversaw the first capital campaign at City College, raising more than $230 million and effectively establishing a culture of philanthropy, and more than double City College's research funding.
Williams began his tenure as president of the University of Cincinnati on November 1, 2009. During William's first year in the office of president, he launched a strategic plan, UC2019 - Accelerating Our Transformation, which took its name from the university's upcoming bicentennial year. During his presidency at the University of Cincinnati, enrollment reached an historic level; the university established a new health system. In 2012, Williams resign from the position of president, citing personal reasons. That same year, Williams chaired the search for a new commissioner of the Big East Conference.
Williams has been recognized for his contributions in scholarship, academic leadership, and fundraising. In 1998, President Bill Clinton invited Williams to join the United States President's Call to Action to promote diversity and pro bono legal services. The following year, Williams was selected by the National Association of Public Interest Law (NAPIL) as Dean of the Year. That same year, the National Bar Association awarded Williams the A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Award for Contributions to the Preservation of Human and Civil Rights.
Williams' own account is a reflection on his life growing up as the son of a white mother and a father who passed for white and identified himself as Italian American. At age 10-years-old, Williams moved from his home in Virginia to Indiana, where he learned his father was African-American.
Williams, G. H. (1995, 1999, 2014). Life On The color line: The true story of a white boy who discovered he was black. New York, N.Y: Dutton.
Williams, G. H. (1986). The Iowa guide to search and seizure. Iowa City: University of Iowa.
Williams, G. H. (1984). The law and politics of police discretion. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.
Articles and other contributory publications
Williams, Gregory H. (1998) "Transforming the Powerless to the Powerful: the public responsibility of law school." 1, New Mexico Law Review Journal, 28, 17 pages.
Williams, Gregory H. (1993) "Controlling the Use of Non-Deadly Force: Policy and Practice," 10 Harvard Black Letter Journal 79, 25 pages.
Williams, Gregory H. (1992) "Teaching Criminal Law: 'Objectivity' in Black and White," 9 Harvard Blackletter Journal 27, 16 pages.
Williams, Gregory H. (1991) "The Supreme Court and Broken Promises: The Gradual but Continual Erosion of Terry v. Ohio," Criminal Justice Symposium, 34 Howard Law Journal 567, 22 pages.
Williams, Gregory H. (1990) "America's Drug Policy: Who are the Addicts?" 75 Iowa Law Review 1119, 15 pages.
Williams, Gregory H. (1990) "Good Government by Prosecutorial Decree: The Use and Abuse of Mail Fraud," 32 Arizona Law Review. 1, 35 pages.
Williams, Gregory H. (1989) "Police Discretion: A Comparative Perspective." 64 Indiana Law Journal 873, 33 pages.
Williams, Gregory H. (1987) "Where is Freedom: Federal or State Constitutions?" 30 Howard Law Journal 799, 7 pages.
Williams, Gregory H. (1989) "Police in the Dock: Law or Fact?" Criminal Law Review 719, 7 pages.
Williams, Gregory H., et al. (1986). Discrecin?, justicia y democracia: Una perspectiva de la polt?ica pb?lica. Mx?ico: Noema.
Williams, Gregory H. (1984) "Police Rulemaking Revisited: Some New Thoughts on an Old Problem." 47 Law and Contemporary Problems 123, 61 pages.
Williams, Gregory H. (1984) "Use of Citations in Lieu of Custodial Arrest." Report of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council to the Iowa General Assembly.
Williams, Gregory H. (1983) "Police Discretion: The Institutional Dilemma--Who Is In Charge?" 68 Iowa Law Review 431, 63 pages.
Williams, G. H., Brown, T., Smith, K., & Ashby, W. (2006). The man who is black and white--not half white. New York: Tony Brown Productions Inc.
Born Gregory Howard Williams on November 12, 1943, in Muncie, Indiana; the son of James Anthony, a businessman, and Mary, a homemaker, Williams married Sara Catherine Whitney, (m. August 29, 1969) Their children are Natalia Dora, Zachary Benjamin, Anthony Bîadîmir, Carlos Gregory.
^Williams, Gregory Howard (October 1, 1984). Allen, Ronald J (ed.). "Police Rulemaking Revisited: Some New Thoughts on an Old Problem". 47. Law and contemporary problems. Durham, N.C.: Duke University School of Law. 4: 312. OCLC908031874.