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Statement From University President Father John Jenkins

May 31, 2008

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The following statement is from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, on the departure of Kevin White as director of athletics:

“For the past eight years, Kevin White has worked long and hard to enhance our athletic facilities, provide greater support for all sports, maintain the integrity of our athletics program, and build upon our institutional commitment to the highest academic standards. The result has been an era of great success both on and off the field. Notre Dame greatly appreciates Kevin’s energy and dedication on behalf of the University.

“On a personal level, I am grateful for his counsel, his passion for this University, and his friendship. My prayers are with him as he moves on to new career challenges.

“While there is no specific time line for identifying a successor, I can assure all Irish fans that our process will be thorough and that we will take the foundation currently in place and build upon it to achieve even greater success.

“In the meantime, the leadership of our program will be in the capable hands of Deputy Athletic Director Missy Conboy, who I have appointed as interim director of athletics. As a member of our senior leadership team in athletics for the past 20 years, Missy has vast experience in the areas of personnel, compliance and sports administration, and I look forward to working closely with her during this time of transition.”


From/Contact: Dennis Brown, chief spokesman and assistant vice president for news and information