Carla Williams has been named the University of Virginia’s director of athletics. Williams has been an athletics administrator at the University of Georgia for the past 13 years, most recently serving as the deputy director of athletics since 2015. She served as administrator for the Bulldogs’ football and Lady Bulldogs’ women’s basketball programs along with supervisory responsibilities in a variety of areas.
Williams becomes the first female African-American athletics director at a Power Five conference institution and is the fifth active female athletics director at that level. She succeeds Craig Littlepage, who served as the Cavaliers’ athletics director for the past 16 years.