D. Terry Williams
D. Terry Williams served as chair of the Western Michigan University department of theatre for 23 years, the longest term of service for a chair in the history of WMU.
Previously, he was director of theatre at the University of Northern Iowa. Williams has directed more than 100 productions for educational, community and professional theatre, and presented dozens of papers and chaired many panels at professional association meetings. He was on the Board of Directors and the Accreditation Commission for the National Association of Schools of Theatre, chair of the theatre division of the Speech Communication Association, President of Theta Alpha Phi National Honorary Drama Fraternity, and has served on numerous Kalamazoo community arts boards.
Williams recently received the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s Community Medal of Arts Award and the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Michigan Council of Governing Boards.