“There was a rainbow over the lake this morning. That was my Mom and Dad telling me, ‘Go for it!’”
Anita Peck Williams ran her family’s resort, Rosendale’s Williams Lake Hotel, after her parents retired. The hotel symbolized a celebration of nature, family and community since 1929. Anita ran the hotel from 1985 to 2007. When it became financially impossible to keep up with repairs, Anita sought a developer who would properly protect the lake and surrounding acreage and transform the resort for the next generation. Construction is now underway for a development which Anita and her family can be proud of which will also provide employment for many area residents, including graduates of SUNY Ulster.
Anita joined the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors in 2015.
The Anita Williams Peck Public Speaking Competition is held every year where students from Kingston High School craft speeches which are judged and then awarded scholarships for their further educational goals.
“I have believed from a young age that the number one key to success is education. Having served 11 years on the Rondout Valley School Board and now serving on the SUNY Ulster Foundation Board enables me to complete my goal of assisting others to reach their potential through education.”