Meet 2024 Judge, Dr. Dale Williams, PhD

May 17, 2024 | Miss Juneteenth America


The Maynard 4 Foundation is proud to announce the Dr. Dale Williams, PhD as one of our three judges for the 2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program!

Dr. Dale Williams is the founder of Leadership for Queens, a nonprofit organization for HBCU Kings and Queens, and the chief organizer for the HBCU Kings & Queens Conference, a leadership conference for Historically Black University and College (HBCU) kings and queens. She has organized and conducted the conference annually for HBCU kings and queens for over 20 years.

Having more than 20 years of experience in higher education, currently, Dale is currently the Director of the Academic Advising Center at the University of Memphis. She is a sought-after trainer and speaker who has also worked at many HBCUs in a variety of capacities. Dale’s leadership aspirations began early as she was not only queen of her high school (Hamilton) in Memphis, TN, but also Miss Tennessee State University (TSU) 1992-93. Dale has judged and worked with various pageants, served as a motivational keynote speaker, and conducted numerous leadership workshops at various universities, conferences, and community events. She believes that those who walk in such positions as the HBCU king or queen have the perfect opportunity to make a profound impact on others. In 2018, Dale was recognized by Ebony Magazine Power 100, as a People’s Choice Nominee for her work with the HBCU Kings & Queens Conference, Dale is a member of community/public service organizations such as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Junior League of Memphis, and TSU Alumni Association. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication and Theatre and a Master of Arts in English from Tennessee State University. She also has a graduate certificate in African American Literature and a Ph.D. in English, Literary, and Cultural Studies, from the University of Memphis.

She thoroughly enjoys helping young men and women reach their goals and realize their full potential. Dale enjoys giving back to her community.

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