Kesha Williams

Kesha Boyce Williams serves as USC Upstate’s associate vice chancellor for marketing and strategic communications. She is responsible for providing strategic leadership, oversight and tactical and technical direction to the institutional marketing and communications team in support of the University’s strategic direction. In her role, Williams helps to raise the profile of USC Upstate by fostering a spirit of collaboration and delivering creative, compelling and high-impact content.

Prior to joining USC Upstate, Williams served for nine years as the public information director for Clemson University, where she created and implemented strategies for communications, marketing and social media content. She served as a division plan administrator for Clemson’s Inclusion and Equity Plan, and was the leader of digital communication on the university’s crisis management team.

Williams also served as web project manager for Oberlin College, a private liberal arts college and music conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio; communications manager for the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio; and web services manager at The Cleveland Institute of Art. She was a web content manager for Catholic Relief Services, director of communications and online marketing for America’s Promise, and new media manager for The Points of Light Foundation. Early in her career, Williams produced content for Knight Ridder/Tribune properties and Tribune Media Services, and was an intern for The Laurens County Advertiser.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in communications, culture and technology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.