Vaughn Williams’ tenure at Kennesaw State will come to and end later this month. On Tuesday, the school announced Williams, who is the Director of Athletics, is leaving KSU to be the senior associate athletic director for administration at Boston College.
“I want to thank Kennesaw State University for the opportunity to lead Owl Athletics over the last six years,” said Williams. “The community embraced my family and me with open arms, and we forged relationships that will last forever. I want to extend my most heartfelt thank you to every student-athlete, past and present, the talented coaches, and staff. You deserve the credit for believing in our vision, and doing the arduous work every day to impact lives. Kennesaw State Athletics has the capacity to remain on this upward trend, and that is all due to the people I just mentioned. Most importantly, I feel very fortunate to have played a small part in all we did together. I wish Owl Nation nothing but the best. The Black & Gold will always have a place in my heart.”
Williams has been KSU’s AD since 2011 and was responsible of the launching of the football program. He was also responsible for the creation of the OWLS Champions Initiative (OCI) and signing a long-term deal with Adidas.
Because of what Williams was able to accomplish at KSU, he was named Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year back in March.
“Vaughn’s efforts on behalf of Kennesaw State University athletics has been nothing short of remarkable,” said Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens. “He has been instrumental in taking the program to the next level, has been a tireless leader and booster for our coaches, our student-athletes and for the entire university. We wish him great success in his new role.”
Williams’ last day at Kennesaw State will be July 28. At that time, President Olens will have an Interim AD in place as well plan for hiring a new AD.