Curry said he wasn't surprised that Levick, 62, will move a new to a role because of the commitment that is needed to work on the Turner Field proposal. Levick said she Becker agreed the next athletic director will need to be focused on the project for at least the next five years.
“She is saying I don’t want to do this that long and I don’t blame her,” Curry said. “To say the least, it has been an arduous task. She has done an awful lot of good things.”
Curry praised Levick’s leadership, particularly as it related to topics close to his heart: integrity and academic and athletic honesty.
“There are so many details (about student behavior, academics and NCAA rules) and it’s so complex,” he said. “She held our nose to the grindstone and I’m proud to say I worked for her, especially in that context. I just think it’s priceless.
“To have the whole department making 3.0s and to be iron tight on compliance, that’s the way it’s supposed to be done.”