David Williams was named vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and director of athletics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. His previous title was vice chancellor for university affairs and athletics, general counsel, and university secretary. He is also a professor of law at the university.
Williams is given substantial credit for revitalizing Vanderbilt’s athletics programs over the past nine years.
Williams is a native of Detroit and a graduate of Northern Michigan University. He earned an MBA and a juris doctorate at the University of Detroit and a master’s degree in law with a speciality in taxation from New York University.
Here is a video of the announcement of Williams’ new role.