Tamika Williams

Tamika Williams Student

Detroit, Michigan
High School
Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration
College of Graduate Studies
May 2016
“CMU is designed for you to succeed if you want to succeed. If you sit in your room and struggle, then you’ll struggle. But if you get out, ask questions and seek help, then you’ll get it – and you’ll be extraordinary.”
“I saw President Ross driving to work while I was walking to Warriner Hall and he waved good morning. You don’t expect the president of your university to talk to you, but here, that’s what it is. No one is too above or beneath you that they can’t speak to you.”
“Fall semester is more than your first few months in college. It is the standard for which your academic success will be built upon. You set the standard."
“I’m excited about leaving Mount Pleasant but sad at the same time. I’m excited because I feel like there’s so much for me to do in the world. I know with me leaving I’m ending a huge chapter of my life but I’m excited about the next phase because I don’t know what it holds.”
“I said it my freshman year – I’m going to leave my mark on this campus. I don’t know how I’m going to do it or in what capacity, but I’m going to do it. And I feel like when I walk stage for the second time in May 2016 I can say that I’ve left my mark at CMU and that it’s time to leave my mark somewhere else.”