William E. Shaut was appointed vice president for finance and management on April 5, 2004. He had been the interim vice president since June 27, 2002.
Shaut was originally hired at Cortland as the associate vice president of finance on Oct. 30, 2000. Prior to that, he was the vice president for business affairs at St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Ind., from 1997 until joining the Cortland staff.
A native of Clinton, N.Y., Shaut earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Utica College of Syracuse, and both his master's and doctoral degrees in educational administration from SUNY Albany.
Shaut began his professional career in the early 1970s as bursar for SUNY Oswego. In 1979-80, he was assistant to the vice president of administration and finance at Stockton State College in Pomona, N.J. He then worked in Boston, Mass., as director of fiscal affairs at Wheelock College and later as controller for the New England Conservatory of Music.
From 1986 to 1995, Shaut was controller at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. He also served as vice president for the Voluntary Action center of Greater Utica. Prior to joining the St. Joseph's staff, Shaut was vice president for finance and administration from July 1995 to March 1997 at the University of Maine at Machias.