Junious Williams began work with Urban Strategies Council in 1992 and became CEO in September 1998. He holds a Bachelorís degree in sociology and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan, where he also attended graduate school in education administration. He began his legal career as an advocate for parents and students as founder of the Saginaw Student Rights Center and co-founder of the Ann Arbor Student Advocacy Center. He has done extensive work with school districts and community organizations in the areas of school desegregation, education equity and school improvement as associate director of the Programs for Educational Opportunity at the University of Michigan School of Education. He also served as associate professor of ethnic studies and assistant to the vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Fresno. He has worked on a variety of school reform, youth development and community building efforts in Oakland, and with partner organizations in other cities. He is a member of the Boards of Directors for the National Community Building Network, the Center for Law and Education, The Cross-City Campaign for Urban Education Reform and the National Trust for the Development of African American Men. He has published numerous articles, research reports and training materials on topics ranging from student discipline and educational equity to peer learning and community building.    (3PJ)