Joyce Williams-Maxwell

Joyce Williams is the Chief Finance and Operations Officer at Community Partners. She has over twenty years of senior leadership experience overseeing finance, audit, technology, human resources, and administration in higher education, for-profit, and not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Williams previously served as the Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer at California State University, Los Angeles, Chief Financial Affairs and Operating Officer at Emerson College Los Angeles, Executive Director of Finance at Azusa Pacific University, and Director of Finance at Omnicom Media Group. After obtaining her B.S. in Accounting from Cal State LA, Ms. Williams received her MBA from Keller Graduate School and a master’s in information systems from the University of Illinois Springfield. In addition, she holds a doctorate in business administration from Grenoble École de Management with a research focus on factors that affect educational innovation. She is a certified information systems auditor and professional project manager. Ms. Williams is committed to community engagement and supporting not-for-profits and higher education institutions in planning, developing, and implementing their organizational mission, business strategy, and transformative practices.

Current Term

2023 – 2026