Mercer Counseling Professor Named to State Oversight Board

Statue of Jesse Mercer on the Mercer campus.

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Dr. Arthur J. Williams, a professor at Mercer University, to the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists. Subject to confirmation by the state senate, Dr. Williams will serve a three-year term. Dr. Williams is chair of the Counseling and Human Sciences Department within Mercer's College of Continuing and Professional Studies.

“Dr. Williams provides energetic and visionary leadership for the College's graduate programs in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling,” said Dr. Priscilla Danheiser, dean of CCPS. “Perhaps the best evidence of this comes from the national counseling examination score results and other accomplishments of our counseling program graduates. I am confident that the state of Georgia will now benefit in important ways from his vast experience and commitment to high standards.”

The Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists includes 10 board members: three social workers, three professional counselors, three marriage and family therapists, and one member representing the public at large having no professional connection with any specialty. All board members are appointed for three-year terms.

About the College of Continuing and Professional Studies

The College offers degree programs and lifelong learning opportunities for adults who seek leadership roles in their communities and beyond, professional transition and advancement, and lives that have meaning and purpose. The College offers undergraduate degree programs in informatics, organizational leadership, human resources administration and development, public safety, liberal studies (individualized), and human services, and graduate programs in counseling, school counseling, organizational leadership and public safety leadership. Its programs are offered on Mercer's Macon and Atlanta campuses, at the University's regional academic centers in Henry County, Douglas County, Eastman and Newnan. The College offers an Education Specialist degree in School Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision.