The University of Virginia is set to announce Carla Williams as its new athletic director, according to several people familiar with the search process, in a move that would make her the first African American woman to hold such a position among schools in the Power Five conferences. Williams serves as Georgia’s deputy athletic director and will follow in the footsteps of Craig Littlepage, who became the first African American athletic director in ACC history when he was hired in 2001. Littlepage announced in early September that he planned to retire but would remain in his post until Virginia named a replacement. At Georgia, Williams had a hand in virtually all aspects of managing the athletic department, including as a top administrator for both football and women’s basketball. Williams was an all-Southeastern Conference guard for the Bulldogs, playing from 1985 through 1989.