In the same week he gave women's basketball head coach Joanne P. McCallie a contract extension through 2021, Duke Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White received an extension of his own.
Duke announced in a press release Thursday that White, 66, signed a one-year contract extension to stay in Durham through June 30, 2022. White took charge of the Blue Devils' athletic program in 2008 after eight years as the athletic director at Notre Dame.
"Simply put, I am absolutely thrilled to serve this truly great university,” White said in the release. “While the world constantly changes around us, it is most comforting to know that Duke Athletics can adapt to those challenges without ever compromising who we are, which is a department in the constant pursuit of excellence in competition, in the classroom, and within the Durham community."
White arrived at Duke months after head football coach David Cutcliffe was hired and still has not made a coaching change in football, men's basketball or women's basketball in an almost unparalleled stretch of continuity in college sports.
He has overseen a recent overhaul of the Blue Devils' athletic facilities, including major renovations to Wallace Wade Stadium, the development of the plaza between Wallace Wade and Cameron Indoor Stadium and the construction of Morris Williams Track & Field Stadium coinciding with the football team's resurgence under Cutcliffe. White was also responsible for adding softball as the Blue Devils' 27th varsity sport set to open competition this year.
In addition to his obligations at Duke, White serves on the NCAA men's basketball tournament selection committee and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors.
“Kevin truly cares about each of his student-athletes, and he has been a valuable friend and partner to many of our coaches, faculty, and university leaders," new Duke President Vincent Price said in the release. "I am delighted that he will continue to provide leadership on campus, both during my first season as a Blue Devil and for many years to come.”