Marquette AD Williams to leave university

CREATED Dec 14, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Marquette Vice President and Director of Athletics Larry Williams says he is resigning to pursue leadership opportunities outside of the university.

Williams told interim President Robert A. Wild of his resignation Friday.

Williams has overseen Marquette's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for the past two years. He also served on the University Leadership Council.

In a statement, Wild says the university appreciates Williams' contributions, particularly for leading Marquette into the newly reconfigured Big East and helping establish a partnership with Fox Sports.

Former Marquette AD Bill Cords will serve as interim vice president and director of athletics until a replacement is named.

Cords presided over Marquette's athletics programs for nearly 20 years, from 1987 to 2006.