Sept. 19, 2012
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Bruce Shubert, who spent the past nine years as a member of the Kansas State University administration and most recently as vice president for administration and finance, has been named assistant athletics director for business operations, Athletics Director John Currie announced today.
"We are excited to announce the hiring of Bruce to lead our athletic business office,” Currie said. “Bruce has been a key member of President Schulz’s cabinet and provided tremendous leadership for our entire university community. His technical and analytical expertise will greatly benefit our staff and entire business operation.”
In his new role, Shubert will supervise the athletic business office and report to Senior Associate Athletics Director/Chief Operating Officer Reid Sigmon. Shubert will begin his duties with K-State Athletics, Inc. on October 15 and will be paid an annual salary of $90,000.
Shubert joined K-State in 2003 as associate vice president for administration and finance and was promoted in 2009 to vice president for administration and finance before retiring from his position earlier this week.
As an integral part of President Kirk Schulz’s administrative team the past three years, Shubert served as a key advisor to the university’s administration in regards to resource allocation, university planning and monitoring student leadership issues, while also playing a pivotal role in K-State 2025, the university’s strategic plan to recognize K-State as one of the nation’s Top 50 public research institutions.
“I look forward to working with the great people in K-State Athletics,” Shubert said. “This is an exciting transition for me and a chance to grow professionally, and I am thankful for the opportunity that John and Reid have given me to be a part of their team.”
Shubert came to K-State after 21 years at Fort Hays State University, where he held increasingly responsible positions, including vice president for administration and finance. He earned both his bachelor's degree and his MBA from Fort Hays State University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has experience in systems analysis, programming and other IT functions.
At K-State, he has served on President Schulz’s Cabinet; Faculty Senate and its Strategic Planning Committee; and FSCOUP, the Faculty Senate Committee on University Planning. He also has worked on the faculty salary committee and Student Senate's tuition committee.