David Williams II, trailblazing former vice chancellor and athletics director at Vanderbilt University, died Feb. 8.
By Vanderbilt Release
David Williams stood tall on this campus, in this city and in college athletics nationally as an incomparable leader, role model and dear friend to me and so many others. We are devastated by this loss. His impact on our community is immeasurable and will be felt for generations to come. We offer our deepest condolences to Gail, his children and the entire Williams family on this immense loss.
– Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S.
The Vanderbilt family is saddened to learn of the passing of David Williams. David authored a remarkable legacy at Vanderbilt, one defined by blazing trails and championing the student-athlete. In my short time at Vanderbilt, I was fortunate to have cultivated a friendship with David, who most proudly coveted his role as a husband and father. All of Commodore Nation mourns the loss of David, and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Gail, his four children, his six grandchildren, and his great-grandson.
– Vanderbilt University Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director Malcolm Turner
The VandyMania family encourages thoughts and prayers for the Williams family during this time of loss. Don Yates