Once a month, the entire athletic department staff gathers for what we call our “All-Staff” meeting. The first one of this athletic year took place yesterday and had a unique twist. With the multiple construction projects scheduled to begin in the next year, things might be hectic for a while as we transition to our new facilities. Athletics Director Eric Hyman has preached the idea of “Shared Vision, Shared Sacrifice” to the department. We know where we’re going, but it’s going to take sacrifices from everyone to get there. As a symbol of this concept, Hyman gave each staff member one of these on Wednesday:
The hard hats were donated to the athletics department by Contract Construction (builders of Carolina Stadium). The gift was certainly nice, but but what’s more exciting to me is the opportunity to witness something that will impact this university, athletics program and fan base for many years to come.