Dr. Phil Williams, who has lived in Hopkins County for some time, is still pretty new on the job as Director of the Paris Junior College Sulphur Springs Center. He became director February 9th after serving 12 years as Chair of the Department of Kenisiology at Dallas Baptist University. Prior to his time at DBU, he was Head Coach for Track and Field at East Texas State, now Texas A & M University-Commerce for 16 years. He completed his doctorate while in commerce.
He has lived near the Emblem Community growing grapes and blackberries since his time at ETSU. He and his wife have a small winery, which he calls a hobby. For 12 years, he drove 102 miles one way and now drives 12 miles to his office.
Dr. Williams said he believes the junior college or community college will offer more to the future than four year schools. Impressed with the impact of the junior college, he applied when the job opened. He said this is a good fit and he feels the Lord led him to this position.