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.


Todd J. Williams, Ph.D.

About Todd J. Williams, Ph.D.

Prior to his appointment as President of Cairn University in 2008, Dr. Todd J. 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, outside Washington D.C. where he successfully led that school in the development of a new campus. While in northern Virginia, Dr. Williams also served as visiting lecturer for the Witherspoon Fellowship in Washington D.C.

From 1999-2001 he 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 B.S. in Bible degree from Cairn University, a M.Ed. and a Ph.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Williams is an experienced educator, CEO, fundraiser, and organizational development consultant. He also 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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

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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

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