Kailie Renee Williams
Miss National UNCF
The 21-year-old Louisiana native is a junior at UNCF-member Wiley College, where she has maintained a 4.0 GPA in pursuit of a degree in biology. Her goal is to become a successful “sought after pediatrician, who is known for my expertise and care for children.”
Williams is the ninth consecutive Miss National UNCF from Wiley College.
When she is not in the classroom, Williams is an active member of the Wiley Pre-Alumni Council and member of Wiley College’s track team and award-winning volleyball team. She enjoys reading, researching and traveling.
As the reigning Miss National UNCF 2022-23, Williams said, “Being crowned Miss National UNCF has been a dream come true. I would like to thank the United Negro College Fund and the National Alumni Council for giving me this marvelous opportunity.
“I am very grateful that I am able to educate the community on UNCF, what it has done for me and what it can do for others. I plan to use this position to U.N.I.T.E. our HBCUs by Uplifting, Nurturing, Inspiring, Transforming and Encouraging our institutions to be the best they can be.
“We must be our biggest advocates. UNCF has paved the way for our students and alumni by allowing them to further pursue their education with scholarships. I would love to be a part of something this special and being crowned Miss National UNCF has allowed me to continue my mission, use my voice and make the nation aware of the resources that have been provided to us.”
“Congratulations, Kailie as our new Miss National UNCF 2022-23. You are exceptional and I know you will make UNCF, the National Alumni Council, HBCUs, HBCU students and your fellow students, administration and faculty at Wiley College extremely proud during your tenure,” said Anthony H. Brown, president, National Alumni Council/UNCF, and alumnus of UNCF-member Bethune-Cookman University.