Maritza Machado-Williams, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field

Higher Education


  • Director of Academic Programs for Excellence (APEX) at KU
  • Taught students with disabilities in Panama for twelve years
  • Awarded 9 federal grants totaling more than 10 million dollars
  • 2001, 2005: Co-recipient of the National Award of Merit, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
  • 2007-08: President of the Missouri Kansas Nebraska Chapter of the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Programs Personnel
  • 2008: named a KU Woman of Distinction