Date(s) - Tuesday, August 30, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Williamson County Public Library
Just before football season starts, David Williams II, Vice Chancellor for athletics and university affairs and Athletics Director at Vanderbilt University will offer his perspective on the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Williams has been instrumental in directing Vanderbilt athletics toward national prominence in several areas. He has placed a strong priority on retaining top coaches and staff while also hiring nationally prominent coaches. Athletics programs and student athletes at Vanderbilt also have been positively impacted by a wide variety of facility projects overseen by Williams. In addition to his overall guidance of Vanderbilt athletics, Williams is active with the SEC and NCAA in matters of negotiations, reforms, enforcement and planning. He has been a member of the SEC group that has negotiated ESPN and CBS television partner contracts. He also serves as chair of the NCAA Infraction Appeals Committee and was a member of the NCAA Enforcement Working Group.
A native of Detroit, Williams holds a bachelor of science in social science and master of arts in education from Northern Michigan University, where he ran track. He also earned a master of business administration and a J.D. from the University of Detroit as well as a LL.M. in taxation from New York University. He taught for a decade as a teacher and coach in the Detroit public school system before going to law school.
Williams has volunteered in several leadership roles in the Nashville community since arriving from The Ohio State University in 2000. One of his most recent community efforts is serving as co-chair of the transition team for new Metro Nashville Public Schools Director Shawn Joseph. The transition team is part of the 100-day plan guiding Joseph’s entry into the school district.
Williams’ lecture is part of “Vanderbilt at the Library,” in which the university’s professors share their expertise monthly with the public on a wide range of research projects. For more information on the lecture series, call Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations at 615-343-0556.
Registration is encouraged for each talk. Join us in the meeting room or online via Facebook as we live stream his presentation.
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