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Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs

Wendi A. Williams

Extension Communications Specialist
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Alabama A&M University
P.O. Box 967
Normal, Alabama 35762

PHONE: (256) 372-4953
FAX: (256) 372-5840

e-mail: williw1@aces.edu


  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
    1996, MS, Major: Technical Communication & Information Design
    1989, Certificate in Technical Communication
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    1983, BA, Major: Comparative Literature & the Interrelated Arts

Professional Work Experience

  • 2008-Present, Extension Communications Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
  • 2001-2008, Assistant to 1890 Administrator for Program Analysis, Reporting & Technical Editing, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
  • 1999-2001, Technical Writer/Editor, Thomas Technology, Incorporated, Huntsville, AL
  • 1998-1999, Assistant Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Medical News & New Media Department, Chicago, IL
  • 1997-1998, Communications Editor, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Chicago, IL,
  • 1995-1996, Publications Assistant, American Medical Association, Department of Allied Health & Accreditation, Chicago, IL
  • 1995, Instructor, Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, IL
  • 1992-1995, Administrative Associate, Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Specialty Areas

  • Technical communication
  • Desktop publishing
  • Marketing and public relations
  • American Red Cross certified HIV/AIDS prevention educator

Job Summary

Manage the production and content development of products and services for print and electronic media, including publications, impact statements, marketing/promotional materials, videos, reports, presentations, Web pages, and social media sites. Serve as staff editor, researcher, and writer of original content for publications, newsletter articles, radio scripts, reports, and other documentation. Develop and implement marketing and public relations plans for Extension’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit and for Extension activities. Develop marketing and publishing policies and procedures. Chair in-house marketing & public relations committees, and serve on Extension’s Communications & Marketing Team and Alabama A&M University’s Public Relations Council.

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