Office of the President

It is a privilege to serve as the president of Cairn University, my alma mater. It is also a privilege to personally share with you who we are and what we are doing as we walk a different path. Let me encourage you to visit the website often and my “From the President” pages. The articles, chapel messages, blogs, and other items will give you a good sense of the mission and vision of the University as well as a window into the latest developments, plans, projects, and ideas. These are exciting days at Cairn, and I hope you will be encouraged by what you see and hear.

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President Todd J. Williams talking with student in the Highlands
President Todd J. Williams in Library

About Todd J. Williams, Ph.D.

Dr. Todd J. Williams is president of Cairn University. Prior to his appointment as president of Cairn University in 2008, Dr. Williams served as senior vice president and provost for the University. From 2001 until 2005 he served as headmaster and CEO of Trinity Christian School of Fairfax. While in northern Virginia, he also served as visiting lecturer for the Witherspoon Fellowship in Washington D.C.

From 1999-2001 Dr. Williams served as vice president and academic dean for undergraduate education at Cairn, where he began his educational career as a faculty member teaching social sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences.

He holds a BS in Bible degree from Cairn University and a MEd and a PhD from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a regular contributor to online and print publications and serves as a visiting lecturer and speaker on cultural and professional issues.  He is the chairman of the Board of Governors of The John Jay Institute in Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Directors of Gospel Volunteers Inc.

Dr. Williams and his wife, Dawn, have two grown children, Connor and Caitlin.

Speaking Engagements

Cairn University President, Dr. Todd J. Williams, is available for speaking engagements throughout the year. With years of experience as a professor and administrator, Dr. Williams is an effective communicator who articulates the value of biblical wisdom and its integration into all of life and learning.

He has knowledge and experience that cover a variety of critical issues and relevant subjects and is available to speak about the following topics:

  • Mission Driven Leadership and Decision Making
  • Cultivating an Organizational Climate for Change
  • Nimbleness and Organizational
  • Sustainability in the New Economy
  • Leadership in Crisis Situations
  • The Concept of a Commonwealth and Why It Matters to Business and Society
  • Christianity and Culture
  • The Christian Mind
  • The Critical Need for Biblical Wisdom
  • Why Virtue Matters
  • Historical and Biographical Leadership Lessons
  • The Habitual Life of Virtue
  • Ethics and Integrity in Contemporary Society
  • Pulpit Supply
  • Bible Teaching
Dr. Williams speaking to those at the brunch