Kimberley Buster-Williams

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Vice President of Enrollment Management at Northeastern Illinois University

Kimberley Buster-Williams has been a member of AACRAO since 1996. She currently serves as Vice President of Enrollment Management at Northeastern Illinois University. Previously, she was Vice President for Enrollment Management at the University of Mary Washington. Buster-Williams has more than two decades of experience in higher education, including senior administrative assignments at Northern Illinois University and the University of Michigan-Flint. 

Buster-Williams earned an Ed.S. degree in Higher Education Administration, a master's degree in Education Administration, and a bachelor's degree in English, all from Old Dominion University. She also has a postmaster's certificate in leadership from the University of Michigan's Center for the Education of Women.

Kimberley’s background includes extensive work in strategic planning, enrollment management in the academic context, access and diversity, branding/marketing, and assessment. Kimberley has published over 20 articles in several academic journals and has presented at AACRAO related conferences. Recent presentations include “SEM and Retention; The Perfect Pair” AACRAO Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Conference, November 2018 and "We check More Than One Racial Category... Are You Ready for Us?" (College Board Southern Regional Forum, February 2016). 

A Review of: The History of College Affordability in the United States from Colonial Times to the Cold War

SEM Endorsement Program: Ten Years of Growing Enrollment Management Competency


AACRAO EDGE Contributions