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What’s on My Mind: David Williams II

Feb. 18, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the life and legacy of David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director, in this week's column.

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Remarkable life of David Williams II celebrated

Feb. 18, 2019—David Williams II was remembered as a courageous vice chancellor, outstanding athletics director, brilliant law professor and devoted husband and father during a celebration of life service Feb. 15.

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Chancellor discusses ‘state of the university,’ impact of staff, with USAC

Feb. 15, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos recently provided updates on topics ranging from strategic land use planning to increasing leadership opportunities for women, during a wide-ranging talk at USAC.

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Services announced for David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director

Feb. 11, 2019—Services for David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director at Vanderbilt University, are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15, at The Temple Church, 3810 Kings Lane in Nashville. The services are open to the public.

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David Williams II, trailblazer and former Vanderbilt University vice chancellor and athletics director, has died

Feb. 8, 2019—David Williams II, who made an extraordinary impact on Vanderbilt, college athletics and higher education during his 18-year tenure as a university vice chancellor, died Friday, Feb. 8.

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Vanderbilt’s new athletics director begins first day

Feb. 1, 2019—Malcolm Turner began his first official day as Vanderbilt’s new vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director today, Feb. 1.

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Athletics hosts MLK Day visit to civil rights movement sites; annual trip to be named for David Williams

Jan. 28, 2019—The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day trip, now in its third year, provides members of the Vanderbilt community with the opportunity to learn more about the history of the civil rights movement and current efforts to further King’s legacy.

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What’s On My Mind: The expectations of a new year

Jan. 7, 2019—As students return to class and faculty and staff resume their work, thoughts and efforts turn to the opportunities that the new year holds, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his first column of 2019.

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Vanderbilt Magazine: The Goldfather

Jan. 7, 2019—With David Williams’ retirement, a golden era of Commodore athletics ends.

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David Williams receives inaugural legacy award from AVBA

Oct. 15, 2018—The Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni presented Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams with its inaugural legacy award Friday afternoon at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.

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Vanderbilt announces next steps in athletics director search

Oct. 5, 2018—Vanderbilt announced today the establishment of a search committee and an advisory council for the recruitment of the university’s new vice chancellor for athletics and athletics director.

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What’s On My Mind: Athletics, The Vanderbilt Way

Sep. 19, 2018—Athletics at Vanderbilt is played at the highest levels but different in one vitally important way: Excellence in the classroom is every bit as important as performance on the field, says Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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