Dr. Mutryce Williams

Dr. Mutryce Williams



Dr. Mutryce Williams, a distinguished National Security, and International Relations Specialist represented the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris France. A former civil servant of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, Williams served across several ministries. She has held the post of Business and Marketing Specialist on the St. Kitts Sugar Manufacturing Transition Management Team. This team of five experts was tasked with assisting the nation in transitioning from a sugar-based industry to a sustainable state. Williams also served on St. Kitts and Nevis Electoral Reform Process-Electoral Reform Consultative Committee. The youngest person and lone female on the team of seven notable citizens, Williams was instrumental in the process of researching the existing electoral system in St. Kitts and Nevis; researching regional and international electoral systems; establishing the infrastructure for providing the broadest possible public consultation for receiving information and recommendations from the electorate within St. Kitts and Nevis and the Diaspora in order to improve upon the federation’s electoral system. Her time with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis also saw her serving in the capacity of National Coordinator for the St. Kitts and Nevis UNESCO Youth Poverty Alleviation through Heritage and Tourism Project.

Williams, now a National Security and International Relations Specialist, is considered a pioneer in her field. She holds a doctorate in Public Policy Administration with a double concentration in Terrorism, Mediation and Peace and Homeland Security Policy and Coordination from Walden University. The topic of her dissertation ‘A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management for the United States Virgin Islands,’ led to her nomination to the Hall of Fame for International Women in Emergency Management (InWEM). She is a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) with more than 50 certificates earned in the field. Williams also holds a Graduate Certificate in Advanced International Affairs with a double emphasis in Intelligence and Diplomacy from The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

Williams underwent training at the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management (VITEMA) where she served in the capacity as Aide to the Former Director of VITEMA/Homeland Security Advisor to the USVI, Brigadier General Elton Lewis. While at VITEMA She had the opportunity to provide critical, highly confidential support for the then United States Vice President Joseph Biden’s 2011 visit to the territory and was subsequently awarded the Coin of Excellence for work performed on the auspicious event.

A political scientist, revered professor of politics, astute senior political advisor and a highly skilled political strategist, Williams holds a Master of Politics degree from the University of Dallas. She was recognized and featured by her alma mater the University of Dallas in 2016 and 2012. The 2016 feature was titled, “Politics Alumna Focuses on Homeland Security.” In the 2012 feature, she was featured as “An Advocate for Education.” For more than five years, Williams served as a Professor of Government where she was a finalist for Associate Professor of the Year. For more than eight years, Williams also served as a Senior Political Advisor and Strategist to then Candidate/Chairman/Leader of the St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party Hon. Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Drew. It is key to note that in 2020 Williams was one of five Caribbean women whose work was featured by the University of the Virgin Islands’ The Caribbean Perspectives, A Leadership Research Publication of the Eastern Caribbean Center. The issue was titled Female Leadership in the 20th and 21st Century Caribbean. Williams authored a ten-page research paper titled, “Inspiring a New Generation of Female Political Leadership across the Caribbean.”

An award-winning women’s rights advocate, Williams is a Texas A & M University’s Women’s Progress Awardee. A recognized poet, an excerpt from one of her poems “Under the Breadfruit Tree”, was selected by the St. Kitts and Nevis High Commission in Canada as a part of the nation’s culture and was featured in Ottawa’s 150th anniversary publication for the 150th anniversary of Canada. Another poem by Williams titled “The Battle for Women’s Rights is the Unfinished Business of the 21st Century” was quoted by the former premier of Bermuda Dame Jennifer Smith in a speech that she delivered to the Bermuda Industrial Union in commemoration of International Women’s Day in 2016.

Williams is a writer, social commentator, and columnist with more than twenty years’ worth of literary experience. She began writing weekly social commentary for the St. Kitts Labourspokesman in 2001 and has since published more than 500 articles. Williams also conceptualized and published a parenting column titled Navigating Island Parenting. Her articles and column garnered an international readership. Williams was also a former volunteer broadcaster with 98.9 WINNFM in St. Kitts and Nevis, and guest panelist on Abdul Ali’s Community Digest on WSTX 970 AM radio in St. Croix, USVI. A graduate of Midwestern State University, Williams returned to her alma mater as the 2019 commencement speaker for the Caribbean Student’s Organization annual graduation ceremony.

Deeply rooted in her community of St. Paul’s St. Kitts, Williams has for more than fifteen years provided scholarships to young persons in her community. She has done this through the Agnes A Williams Aspire and Achieve Scholarship (named in memory of her grandmother), and the Dr. Mutryce Williams Leadership Scholarship. She has also served and continues to serve as a mentor to young people in her community. For five years she honoured, and recognized exceptional youth for scholarship, leadership, and service under the umbrella of the Liamuiga Youth Legacy Awards Associations, which she founded for said purpose.

Williams, has an extensive volunteer career. She serves as a CariScholar mentor where she provides mentorship, information, and guidance to aspiring professionals in the Caribbean. She was the founder of a reading program at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on St. Croix, USVI where she also served as a devoted Sunday school teacher. She was a volunteer English and Communications Teacher with the St. Kitts Defence Force. An HIV/AIDS advocate, she also spent many years as a volunteer at the St. Kitts Department of Youth. She was a Project Viola Teenage Mother’s Program and Department of Gender Affairs volunteer and facilitator, and she is most proud of the fact she rose to the rank of Officer in the Boys Brigade.

Williams considers herself a cultural preservationist, conservationist, artist, photographer, interior decorator, and calypso aficionado. She is married and is the mother of two sons.

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Towards a more Inclusive Diaspora Policy

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
11:00 am - 12:30 pm