Randy Butt Joins WSSU Athletics Staff

Randy Butt Joins WSSU Athletics Staff
August 20
00:00 2015

In above photo: Randy Butt (Submitted photo)

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The Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that Randy Butt has joined the department as associate athletics director for business & finance.

Butt, who has extensive experience in the financial aspect of college athletics, comes to WSSU from Radford university, where he was responsible for all financial operations, and created a fiscally responsible monitoring and reporting structure for Radford Athletics.

In addition, he oversaw the internal day-to-day operations of the athletics department, including facilities, finance, human resources and event management.

Butt was instrumental in enhancing existing and creating new revenue streams to boost the financial stability of the athletics department at Radford. Radford’s athletics facilities reaped the benefits of Butt’s financial expertise.

In April 2011, Radford baseball played for the first time in its brand-new stadium, which was the department’s first capital project funded entirely through private donations made to Radford Athletics.

For the first time ever, the Highlanders had the capability to host night games.

The stadium features lighting standards that meet the requirements of NCAA Regional Tournament host sites.

Another addition was unveiled in the spring of 2014 as Radford softball entered a new home featuring state-of-the-art dugouts, a press box and chairback stadium seating.

Butt joined Radford from Virginia Tech, where he spent 21 years working in the Hokies’ accounting office.

Since 1994 he has been in charge of the Athletic Business Office, first as the Business Manager.

In 1998, he was promoted to the Director of Financial Affairs and then in 2000, he was named Assistant Athletics Director for Financial Affairs.

He was again elevated in 2003 to Associate Athletics Director for Financial Affairs.

Butt began his career at Virginia Tech in 1986 as a Fiscal Technician following three years as an accountant with Woody Distributors and the Kroger supermarket chain.

“I thank our Lord for opening this door for me and my family, and also thank Virginia Tech for helping to guide my career in athletics administration,” Butt added.

A graduate of nearby Eastern Montgomery High School (formerly Shawsville High School), Butt received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the National Business College in Roanoke, Virginia.

He has a Master’s Degree in Health and Physical Education from Virginia Tech.

Butt is married to the former Debi Shutters (Radford University class of 1990) and has three daughters: Mallory, Casey and Lianna.

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