Florida AM University alumna Daria J. Willis, 34, has been named the new president of Everett Community College in Everett, WA.  Everett C.C. enrolls more than 19,000 students.

She is the college’s fourth female and first African American president. She completed high school in three years, earned a Ph.D. and has held a number of teaching and administrative positions in higher education.

Daria J. Willis, Ph.D. has been named president of Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. Willis will lead an institution that educates more than 19,000 students a year at several locations throughout Snohomish County, Washington.

Most recently, she worked in Syracuse, New York, where she served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Onondaga Community College. Willis is a two-time FAMU grad with a B.S. in History Education and an M.A. in History