Pittsburgh native Malik Williams chose Cheyney University of Pennsylvania because he wanted to stay in the state and attend one of the Historically Black Universities and Colleges (HBCUs). Cheyney is the only PASSHE university that fills that bill. The 20-year-old sophomore has been making a name for himself ever since his freshman year when he was voted into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.
The always meticulously dressed business administration major believes in putting his best foot forward and making a lasting impression. President of the sophomore class, Malik is a peer mentor, resident hall president and member of the NAACP and The Brotherhood and the Sisterhood.
As a University Student Ambassador, Malik takes prospective students on tours and educates them about all that Cheyney University has to offer. While he hopes to go into hotel management after attending graduate school for business, he also sees himself in politics one day.
Malik’s determination nabbed him an internship last summer at the seventh largest marketing company in the country. He credits Cheyney University and its alumni for giving him a strong support system and making him part of the team. “The alumni help the students so they can stay in school,” he said. “They take care of us and care about us like our own family.”