Vanderbilt Athletics Director, Vice Chancellor Williams II to step down

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) --Vanderbilt's Athletics Director and Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs will be stepping down until a successor is named according to the university.

David Williams II has served as the Vanderbilt head of athletics for 15 years and was the school's first African Ameerican vice chancellor.

In a statement released by the school, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos says "We are all deeply grateful for his commitment to build a program where student athletes thrive on and off the field – competing in one of the nation’s toughest athletics conferences, flourishing within a rigorous academic environment, and developing the leadership qualities that will bolster their success and impact beyond Vanderbilt.”

Williams will stay with the school, shifting his focus to a full-time role as tenured professor of law at the Vanderbilt Law School.

See his full statement HERE.

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