Article posted on February 1, 2012

Whit BabcockWhit Babcock
Director of Athletics
University of Cincinnati

Biggest Decision?I’ve found that the biggest decisions usually involve personnel decisions. You shape the culture of your department and impact others lives with those decisions.

Biggest Surprise?
The demand on my time and on my calendar from outside constituents. I’ve heard other AD’s say that “my time is not my own”… now I know what they mean.

Biggest Challenge?
Operating with a sense of urgency, that’s not so much of a challenge for me…but the discipline or wisdom to instead slow down at times and to make certain I’m gathering all the available information, that I’m getting the full “lay of the land” so-to-speak before making decisions, is an area of challenge for me during my first 100 days as an AD.

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Rick Costello – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee