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Karla Williams '79

Karla Williams '79 lives in Columbia, Missouri. Karla holds a BS degree from William Woods in business administration with minors in math and political science. She serves on the Columbia Public Schools Board of Education. She is also the Financial Officer for John DeSpain Dermatology and Skintuition Medical Spa. Prior to this she served as Assistant Vice-President and Director of Personnel and Training at Boone County National Bank.

Karla is involved with various local community service organizations, including the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri, Advent Enterprises board of directors, Central Missouri Community Action, United Way, Speaking of Women's Health, and Columbia Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys cooking, skiing, singing, swimming and piano. John and Karla have two daughters, Caitlin and Ryanne.

While at The Woods, Karla was active in the College Government Association, choir, Student Alumnae Council, Junior Senator, and was voted Outstanding Freshman and Senior.