Trav Williams
Hartnell College & Gavilan College

Introducing Trav Williams, an esteemed educator with experience in Business Administration, spanning over two decades. Currently, he holds positions at both Hartnell College and Gavilan College. Driven by a passion for learning and a desire to inspire others, he earned his Ph.D. in Business Management from Capella University.

Trav's favorite motto hails from Bahá’u’lláh: "Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom."

For Trav, the most rewarding aspect of working with community college students is the satisfaction of knowing he has equipped them with valuable skills and knowledge. Among his memorable experiences, a heartfelt conversation with a student who overcame a personal crisis stands out.

When asked about a wish he could fulfill with a snap of his fingers in the California Community Colleges, Trav's answer was clear: implement an enterprise resource planning software system for seamless information access, sharing, and protection.

Outside of work, Trav indulges in a diverse range of interests, including playing music, crafting fiction, and engaging in meaningful conversations with friends and family. His dream skill to master is singing, although he humorously concedes that it might remain elusive.

St. Petersburg, Russia, holds a special place in his heart, as it's where he met his wife, making it a truly memorable destination. This also ties into his most useless talent or skill, which is the ability to speak kindergarten-level Russian.

To newcomers embarking on a career as a community college professor, Trav offers a valuable piece of advice:

"Go to the Great Teachers Seminar!"