Andy Platt joined Rice University in July 2011, and serves in the role of Senior Associate Athletics Director/CFO with oversight of the athletic department's financial affairs within the Owls 16-sport athletic program and oversees a $32 million dollar budget, business operations, contracts, human resources, payroll and risk management. Platt is also the sports administrator for the men's tennis and women's soccer teams.
Platt serves as a member of the department's senior staff. He served as Associate Athletics Director/Business & Finance from March 2013 through June 2013, and Assistant Athletics Director Business & Finance from July 2011 through February 2013 before being promoted to his current role.
Prior to joining Rice, Platt spent four years at the University of Virginia as Director of Event Management.
While at UVA, Platt was responsible for directing all aspects of event management for intercollegiate athletics events and external events, providing oversight of the athletics camps program and assisting with facility management and capital projects. Additionally, he served as the tournament manager for all NCAA and ACC championship events. Platt also oversaw event services, budget monitoring, and planning the operational needs of Virginia's sports programs. Platt also worked with three national championship programs (2009 men's soccer, 2009 rowing, and the 2011 men's lacrosse).
Before coming to Virginia, Platt served as an Assistant Athletic Director/Business & Finance at the University of Richmond. He was responsible for managing the department's $15 million dollar operating budget and oversaw the areas of business and finance, facilities and events, equipment room and video services.
Platt began his career at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he was one of the original members of the start-up program. During his 5-year tenure he served as the Director of Internal Operations for three years, Sports Information Director for one year, and a Graduate Assistant in External Affairs for one year.
He was named the Rookie of the Year by the College Athletic Business Management Association in 2008, which is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession of college athletic business management. In 2012, Platt was elected by his peers to serve on the CABMA executive committee, helping lead a 500+ member organization devoted to the establishment, maintenance and implementation of the highest standards of integrity and efficiency in college athletics business operations. He currently serves as the 1st Vice President.
Platt earned his bachelor's degree in sport management from Nova Southeastern University where he lettered four years in basketball and was an All-Florida Sun Conference performer and team MVP, in 2001. He earned his MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2004.
Andy and his wife, Suzanne, have three children (Owen, Charlotte and Fletcher). They reside in The Woodlands.
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