AUBURN, Ala. — Carolyn P. Williamson, long-time director of the University Aviation Association, has retired.
Most of Williamson’s professional career has been spent in and around collegiate aviation education, including almost a decade in Auburn University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering — home of the Aviation Management program — and in the Office of the President.
Williamson contributed more than 22 years to the University Aviation Association (UAA) and assumed the Executive Director role one month after 9/11. She served as editor of Collegiate Aviation News and the Collegiate Aviation Guide, a comprehensive guide to more than 100 degree-granting programs in the United States and Canada, and as a contributor for other publications and articles. Williamson is a founding board member of Women in Aviation, International (WAI) and served as staff vice president from 1997 to 2001.
The University Aviation Association (UAA), a nonprofit organization, represents more than 525 members consisting of educators, students, high schools, two- and four-year collegiate institutions offering aviation degree programs, and organizations and industry representatives that support collegiate aviation. UAA also serves as the voice of collegiate aviation education to government, industry organizations and the general public.