Vice Pres., Director of Athletics Larry Williams leaving Marquette

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Marquette University Vice President and Director of Athletics Larry Williams announced his resignation on Friday, December 13th.

Williams has served in his role overseeing the university's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for the past two years. He has also served on the University Leadership Council.

"We want to thank Larry for leading our student athletes, coaches and athletic staff in our 16 competitive athletic programs for the past two years," said Interim President Robert A. Wild. "We appreciate Larry's contributions to Marquette University, particularly for leading us into the newly reconfigured Big East and helping establish a unique partnership with Fox Sports. We wish him nothing but success in his future."

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.