Dick White, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Interim Chief Executive Officer
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Dick White recently retired after a career of over 30 years at the University of Regina. Dick began his career at the U of R in 1981 serving as an Administrative Assistant in Athletics before eventually becoming an Athletic Coordinator. He was appointed Director of Interuniversity Athletics in 1995. Following Dick’s retirement he successfully completed a Graduate Certificate program in Executive Coaching at Royal Roads University and is now Certified Executive Coach and Associate with Praxis Consulting in Regina.
Under his leadership, the university athletic program grew from six original varsity level sports to 16. This expansion included a unique community partnership agreement which added football to the university program and addressed issues of gender equity with the addition of women’s programs in hockey, soccer and wrestling. In addition, the university moved from the four-member Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) to the 17-member Canada West Conference to better address the competitive requirement of the growing sport offering.
White’s governance has resulted in the U of R winning 16 Canada West/GPAC Championships and four U SPORTS Championships. As well, the school hosted five successful U SPORTS Championship tournaments.
During his career, White provided sport leadership at every level serving as President of SaskSport, Canada West and U SPORTS. He was the longest serving President of CIS, in the over 50-year history of that organization, completing five terms in the role. In 2005 he served as Chef de Mission, Team Canada, at FISU Winter Universiade in Austria.
Dick’s contributions as a builder in sport have been recognized with recent induction into the City of Regina, University of Regina and Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, in addition to the Canada West Hall of Fame.