Board of Advisors
| Olgen Williams
IUPUI Board of Advisors
| Executive Director
First Appointed: 2003
Term Ends: Ex Officio
Olgen Williams is the executive director of Christamore House, current president of Haughville Community Council, a nationally-acclaimed community activist, and author of Healing the Heart- Healing the Hood.
Active in the community, Mr. Williams is a member of the Indiana Youth Institute board. He is one of the founders and an active member of the Westside Community Ministries, Inc., a faith-based program that inspires drug dealers and users to become productive citizens. He has worked with the IUPUI Community Outreach Partnership Center and is a consultant to several national organizations.
Mr. Williams has received several awards for his work including the 2000 Indiana Jefferson Award; National Weed & Seed Community Leader Award; 2002 Center for Leadership Development Neighborhood & Community Service Award; and the Distinguished Hoosier Award from Governor Frank O'Bannon.Mr. Williams has a B.A. in Religious Studies and a M.A. in Urban Ministry with a focus on social action in the urban community from Martin University and has earned a Doctorate of Divinity from Muskegon Bible Institute.