It was no coincidence that newly hired Director of Athletics Kevin White held his first media luncheon today in the Yoh Football Center–the former Notre Dame athletic director understands the need to back David Cutcliffe and his program. Some quick notes from today’s meet-and-greet:
- White is a major part of the national scene of athletic directors (he’s even president of NACDA), and has been jet-setting quite a bit. Now that he’s back in Durham and settled in an apartment while looking for more a more permanent residence, he is ready to “dig in.”
- One of the topics that came up during lunch was his desire to formulate a facilities master plan. Similar to “Unrivaled Ambition,” the department’s strategic plan that was developed earlier this year, the facility master plan would help ensure that Duke’s facilities keep up with the years and the growing demand. Right now, White is most interested in what can be done to improve Wallace Wade. “It needs not a face lift, but a makeover,” he said.
–by Chase Olivieri