Butler to initially focus on final plans for new campus buildings
By Mandi Enger
Nevada State College (NSC) has announced the appointment of Kevin Butler, associate vice president of finance and administration. In this new leadership role, Butler will work closely with Buster Neel, vice president of finance and administration to oversee department areas including finance and accounting, facilities and development, and sponsored projects.
Mr. Butler is dedicated to fostering educational opportunities for students, faculty, and staff, said Neel. Through his expertise and experience in both financial leadership and higher education, Butler is a valued addition to the NSC team.
Butler joins the campus with over 20 years of finance and administration experience within college and university settings. Most recently, he served as the Vice President for Administration at Cochise County Community College in Douglas, Arizona. He has additionally served at the University of Nebraska and the University of Arizona where his leadership was instrumental in local, regional, and international projects; including financial management of campus projects in Cairo, Egypt and Malawi, Africa.
An important part of Butler's initial focus at NSC will be towards finalizing plans for two new buildings to be constructed on the main campus. He will be involved in the completion of project financing, building floor plans, as well as construction.
The campus development plans were approved by the Nevada Legislature Interim Finance Committee in late January. Ground breaking for the buildings is expected to take place as early as December 2013.
We are actively working to maximize both the square footage of the new buildings as well as the quality of the new space within the ability of our financing, commented Butler. I m honored to be a part of NSC at such an exciting time of growth and opportunity.
Twice a graduate of the University of Arizona, Butler received his Bachelors of Science in General Business Administration in 1987, followed by his Masters of Business Administration in 1998. Butler is a Certified Public Accountant and has additionally received a certificate in educational management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.