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Personal Profile: Hank Dickenson

Name: Hank Dickenson

Occupation: deputy athletic director at the University of North Texas


Birth date and place: Oct. 29, Staunton, Va.

Family: wife, Missy; sons Dan, 14, and Joe, 12

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: the wide array of responsibilities and opportunities.

My business philosophy is: Being responsive covers up other inadequacies, and it is always best to under-promise and over-deliver.

If I could, I’d be an: NCAA president.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Wayne Johnson.

My hobbies are: listening to live music and smoking barbecue.

The last book I read was: 2012 North Texas Football Fact and Record Book by Eric J. Capper.

I wish I knew how to: play harmonica.

My worst habit is: I’m not sure which one is the worst.

Nobody knows I: teach a class at UNT.

The person I most admire is: my wife.

My guilty pleasure is: It isn’t pleasurable if it makes you feel guilty.

I drive a: courtesy vehicle from Huffines.

I’d like to be driving a: whatever they put me in!

My favorite restaurant is: Gates and Sons BBQ in Kansas City.

I’m happiest when: I am in my backyard with family and friends.

I regret: not being home more often for my kids.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: I would buy a suite at Apogee Stadium and go take a nap.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: the inherent negativity of the vocal minority.

When I retire, I plan to: be completely in charge of something cool.

Community activities: Downtown Task Force, chairman of the Salvation Army of Denton County Advisory Council, vice chairman of Denton’s Tax Increment Finance Committee, chairman of the Denton Noon Kiwanis’ 4th of July Fireworks Show, member of the UNT Community Engagement Council Committee and chairman of the Mean Green Athletic Hall of Fame Committee