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Sep 07, 2023

Deputy AD Kevin White Named to LEAD1 Fellowship Program


Clemson Deputy Director of Athletics Kevin White has been named one of nine selections to the LEAD1 Association Diversity Fellowship Program Class of 2023-24. White joined Clemson in April of 2022, and has served in senior leadership roles at Power Five schools for nearly a decade, overseeing finance and operations of more than $500 million in projects, student-athlete wellbeing, and other department initiatives.

At Clemson, White serves as the men’s basketball and football sports supervisor, and works closely with Director of Athletics Graham Neff by helping to run the day-to-day operations of the department.

White has served on LEAD1, and several other leadership groups, including Big Ten Basketball working groups, fundraising, and other initiatives, and was recently named to the President’s Leadership Institute at Clemson.

Per the official release, “the Committee selected the administrators deemed most ready to assume the athletics director position. Each fellow will be matched with a current or recent LEAD1 athletics director mentor and participate in virtual monthly discussions with college sports leaders, including search firms.”

LEAD1 Diversity Fellowship Program Class of 2023-24:

  • Erika Barnes, Arizona, Executive Senior Associate Director of Athletics/SWA
  • Kristen Brown, Texas A&M, Deputy Athletics Director, Administration and Leadership/SWA
  • Armani Dawkins, Virginia, Deputy Athletics Director, Competitive Excellence/SWA
  • Ashton Henderson, Michigan State, Deputy Athletic Director/Championship Resources
  • Marcus Hilliard, Tennessee, Senior Associate Athletics Director/Chief of Staff
  • Lauren Rhodes, Penn State, Deputy AD for Student-Athlete Welfare and Development/SWA
  • Ike Ukaegbu, Washington State, Deputy Director of Athletics
  • Yulander Wells, Notre Dame, Deputy Athletics Director, Business Strategy
  • Kevin White, Clemson, Deputy Director of Athletics