Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Alaric A. Williams

Dr. Williams began serving as assistant vice president for academic affairs in February 2023.  Prior to Minot State University, Dr. Williams was the dean of curriculum, accreditation, and the school of professional studies/applied sciences at Chadron State College in Chadron, NE, professor and department head at Arkansas Tech University and assistant/associate professor at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. With 20+ years’ experience in higher education, Williams began his career in student affairs as an academic advisor and a university mental health counselor.   

Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology/sports studies, a master’s degree in counseling and a doctorate degree in curriculum/instruction in higher education all from Texas A&M University-Commerce.  

Williams grew up in the small town of Stamps, Arkansas. He is married to Dr. Tara M. Hart, a native of Tekamah, Nebraska and has two adult children, AJ and Aaron. When not in his office, he loves working out, reading, fishing, listening to crime and murder podcasts and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Arkansas Razorbacks and Dallas Mavericks.

Office: Second floor of Administration (near Payroll)
Phone: (701) 858-4335