President Crystal Williams

Crystal Williams

Crystal Williams is the 18th president of Rhode Island School of Design. A teacher, leader, advocate and poet, President Williams brings to the role the global vision to guide RISD in creating a more just, fair and sustainable society.

Get to know President Williams

An accomplished leader, community builder and collaborator, Williams focuses on ensuring more effective, mission-aligned and inclusive institutions. She is also an educator and a poet who works to advance artistic inquiry and engagement.

Photo gallery

View images of President Williams and our community at RISD celebrations, exhibitions and other recent events.