Ardelia Williams

Ardelia became a full-time art faculty at Indiana Wesleyan University in 1967 after graduating 16 years prior. In her first six years as professor, she was instrumental in reviving the IWU art department from 1 student to 40 students.

Over her time spent with the art faculty, she grew the program out of its “Little Red Schoolhouse” into the basement of Teter Hall, then to its newest addition, Beard Arts Center in 1992. She would continue to invest her heart and soul into the Division of Art on the Indiana Wesleyan University campus for an entirety of 35 years.