Inducted in 2006
Category: Athletic Directors
Kevin White is an American college administrator who is currently the athletic director at Duke University. He has held this position since May 30, 2008.
He held similar positions at the University of Notre Dame, Arizona State University, Tulane University, the University of Maine, and Loras College.
White was born in Amityville. Earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1972 from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana, White went on to earn a master’s degree in athletics administration from Central Michigan University in 1976. He completed his Ph.D. in 1983 at Southern Illinois University with an emphasis in higher education administration. He has done postdoctoral work at Harvard University in the Institute for Educational Management.
Holding a Ph.D. in education, White taught management courses at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in the MBA program during spring semesters of his tenure at the school.
As a coach, White served at Southeast Missouri State University (1981–1982) as the head track and field coach, and as assistant track and field and cross country coach at Central Michigan University (1976–1980). While at Loras College he originated the National Catholic Basketball Tournament.