Butler University has named Ty Sutton Executive Director of the University Arts Center. Sutton currently serves as general manager of the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center in Midland, Texas.
“I enjoy working in an academic environment, and I think Butler has a lot to offer. I run a University-owned building now, and it’s one of the busiest in the country. So this move made sense in a lot of ways,” Sutton said.
He has previously served as general manager of The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado and worked as a venue manager for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Games.
Sutton succeeds Elise Kushigian, who retired in August and Interim Executive Director Karen Cromer. Sutton will begin his new role on October 19. The University Arts Center includes Clowes Memorial Hall, Schrott Center for the Arts, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, and the Black Box Theatre in Lilly Hall.