According to an email Marquette distributed to its campus community on Friday evening, Williams informed Interim President the Rev. Robert A. Wild of his decision to leave the athletics department in order to fulfill other leadership opportunities.
In a separate email to Marquette faculty, staff and students on Friday, Wild said, “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. 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.”
Williams could not be reached for comment on his resignation.
University officials declined to comment on Williams’ future plans.
As the university searches for a new athletic director, Bill Cords, who led Marquette’s athletics programs from 1987 to 2006, will fill in as interim vice president and director of athletics.