ALUMNI “WALL OF HONOR” The West Liberty University Alumni Board of Directors instituted a project in 1990 to demonstrate to current students, visitors, and friends that the college has some very successful graduates. This project, known as the “Alumni Wall of Honor,” is a dramatic way to honor some of the college’s most distinguished alumni and display pride in the accomplishments of its graduates. The concept was suggested by then Associate Professor of Physics Robert W. Schramm, who is a 1958 graduate of the college and a 2002 Alumni Wall of Honor inductee. The Alumni Wall of Honor is housed in the south end of the Union known as the Alumni Lounge.
Kristina “Kris” K WilliamsInducted 2015
Kristina K. “Kris” Williams is a distinguished 1986 graduate of West Liberty and practically grew up on campus where her father, Roland “Rollie” Williams, was a life-long professor and her mother, Vera Williams, worked in the Elbin Library.
After completing her undergraduate work at WLU, she went on to earn her Master’s of Professional Accountancy degree from West Virginia University. Also a Certified Public Accountant, she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from WLU at Commencement 2015, when she served as the keynote speaker.
Currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Home Loan (FHL) Bank of Pittsburgh, she leads the departments of membership and technology. She has been with FHLBank since 2004 and is an integral part of the executive management team. During her tenure, she has held the positions of chief accounting officer, chief financial officer and acting chief credit officer.
Prior to working for FHLBank, Williams spent 12 years with PNC Financial Services in its wholesale bank and also spent seven years in public accounting.
She currently serves as vice chair of the West Liberty University Foundation Board, where she has been a member since 2003. She previously served as chair of the Foundation’s Audit Committee.
A resident of the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, she is married to James Taibi, also a 1986 graduate of West Liberty.