Duke athletic director Kevin White plans to retire this summer time after guiding the Blue Devils’ athletic division since 2008, the college introduced Friday. Duke president Vincent Worth stated the varsity will start a nationwide seek for White’s successor quickly, although White plans to proceed educating a course on sports activities enterprise as an adjunct professor in Duke’s Fuqua College of Enterprise.
“This unequivocally represents essentially the most troublesome skilled choice that I’ve ever made,” White stated. “As I look ahead to finishing my forty seventh 12 months in greater schooling, together with educating, teaching, and administration, it’s merely the correct time to step apart and supply a definite alternative for each new and completely different voices, and a extra up to date imaginative and prescient.”
The Duke basketball program received two nationwide titles (2010 and 2015) throughout White’s tenure, and the soccer program skilled certainly one of its most-successful eras, making bowl appearances in six of seven seasons from 2012 by means of 2018. White got here to Duke after a sequence of profession stops that included stints because the athletic director at Notre Dame, Arizona State and Tulane. He was as soon as the chair of the NCAA Division I Males’s Basketball Committee.
“Kevin White has been, all through his extraordinary profession, a dynamic and impactful chief in intercollegiate athletics and better schooling,” Worth stated. “His magnificent accomplishments as vp and director of athletics at Duke constructed upon an already-secure legacy as a luminary on the earth of sport. Kevin has been a treasured member of our senior management staff, exceptional for his unwavering dedication to our scholar-athletes and to the collaborative pursuit of excellence on and off the sphere of competitors.”