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Meet The Member


Meet The Member: Nina King

Nina joined Duke Athletics in September 2008 and serves as the Deputy Director of Athletics for Administration/Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff. She provides strategic direction and has oversight responsibilities for the Human Resource operation, the Recreation and Physical Education Program and all legal matters involving the department. King is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Tulane Law School.

Favorite thing about working in sports?
First and foremost, the relationships I’ve developed over the years with student-athletes, coaches, and staff! Within college athletics, we have an opportunity to work with so many amazing young people who are going to go out and be global citizens and leaders someday – to be able to say that (hopefully) we’ve positively impacted their lives in some small way while they were with us as a student-athlete is incredibly meaningful and gratifying.

Best piece of career advice to date & who it was from?
Kevin White, Duke Vice President/Director of Athletics: “Be authentic and operate within your own skin. Nobody can be you better than you!”

Best thing you’ve learned about yourself in your personal life that you’ve carried over into your work?
Simply put, treat people the way you want to be treated.