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Patricia Randolph Williams, Esq., ’77

2014 John J. Griffin, Sr., ’35, H’72, Alumni Association Award Recipient

Patricia Randolph Williams, Esq., '77

Patricia Randolph Williams is an active member of the District of Columbia Chapter of the Boston College Alumni Association. She has served on the steering committee of the AHANA Advisory Council and participated in the D.C. Alumni Career Network, and she is the cofounder and co-chair of the Boston College Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN).

Williams has facilitated career development discussions and meetings between BC undergraduates and environmental professionals in the government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors. She enthusiastically fosters and encourages the networking of BC alumni with one another and with BC undergraduates.

Williams is currently an attorney advisor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She advises the EPA on internal and external regulatory, policy, and guidance development. She practiced law in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. She worked as an environmental litigator and served as legislative representative and counsel for various non-governmental organizations and small businesses.

She has written articles on environmental issues, received awards and commendations for her work on environmental initiatives, and served on several national environmental advisory committees. She has testified before Congress on issues ranging from brownfields and land use to the revitalization of urban water sheds.

Along with her degree from Boston College, Williams has a master’s in marketing from American University and a juris doctorate from George Washington University, both in Washington, D.C.

She is also a performing artist and has appeared in several theatrical and film productions. Her goal is to link environmental issues with performance art.

Williams lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and BC alumni supporter, Tye, and their son, Ryan.

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