KEYNOTE AND CLOSING SPEAKERS
Frank S. Williams is the vice president for strategic enrollment management at Nazareth College. He has taken the role of an innovator to lead the charge of welcoming future student changemakers ready to make an impact on the world around them.
Williams has previously held the position of director of student support services at the University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center. His 21 years of experience also includes a seasoned career in admissions and enrollment at Daemen College, along with SUNY Buffalo, and SUNY Fredonia. He earned his bachelor's degree in secondary English education from SUNY Fredonia and his master's degree in education from SUNY Buffalo.
Jesse A. Cruz is the author of Live Your Dash: The 8 Fs to Freedom. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and children. The Cruz family currently serves at Cross Creek Church. He has proudly served our country as an Iraq War Veteran of the U.S. Army. Jesse is the Assistant Director of the Ontario County Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. In addition to his career, he has been engaged in speaking at correctional facilities and coaching sports. He has a B.A. in Community Youth Development at Nazareth College. Currently, Jesse is pursuing his Master's in Theology at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and hiking with family and friends.