Williams (left) in 1961
October 24, 1941|
Hollandale, Mississippi, U.S.
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Event(s)||200 m, 400 m|
|Club||Southern California Striders|
|Achievements and titles|
200 m – 21.2 (1962)|
400 m – 45.0 (1964)
Ulis C. Williams (born October 24, 1941) is an American former athlete, winner of a gold medal in the 4×400 meter relay at the 1964 Summer Olympics. He later served as President of Compton Community College in Compton, California, from 1996 to 2005.
Born in Hollandale, Mississippi, Williams won the AAU championships in the 440-yard dash in 1962 and 1963. In 1962, he was named Track and Field News High School Athlete of the Year. After graduating Compton High School, Williams enrolled at Arizona State University and won the NCAA championships in 440 yd in 1963 and 400 m in 1964.
After finishing his athletic career, Williams worked at Compton Community College for almost three decades, serving in numerous positions of increasing responsibility before assuming the post of Superintendent/President in March 1996.
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