FORT MYERS, Fla. - Stanley ‘Butch’ Perchan, who joined the staff in November 2000, has been promoted to the position of Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs, according to an announcement made Monday, Feb. 8 by Florida Gulf Coast Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh. In his new role, Perchan will coordinate the external affairs of FGCU Athletics in addition to continuing to head all fundraising efforts for the athletics department. He also serves as the sport coordinator for the Eagles nationally ranked baseball program.
“It is indeed a pleasure to bestow the well deserved elevation in title to an individual who is one of FGCU’s finest ambassadors and significant contributors,” said Kavanagh. “Butch continues to do a magnificent job spearheading our development efforts. However, his assumption of coordinating our entire external affairs area (development, sports information, corporate sales & marketing) is both much appreciated and extremely valuable to our Department. We are indeed very fortunate to have his daily services and contributions.”
Since his arrival, Perchan has created and implemented all aspects of fundraising, marketing, and special events for the department. Under his direction, FGCU has developed one of the most successful fundraising programs in the NCAA, attracting over $12 million in gifts during the past five years. In addition, he has assisted with the design and creation of nearly $28 million in athletic facilities.
Prior to joining the staff at FGCU, Perchan was the Director of Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation at the University of Southern Colorado, a NCAA Division II program, from 1998 to 2000. While at USC, Perchan directed a $10.5 million campaign to upgrade athletic facilities.
He also spent four years as the Director of Athletics at Indiana University/Purdue University at Fort Wayne from 1994 to 1998, where he served as one of four university administrators in the development of a $40 million sports complex.
From 1974 to 1994, Perchan was an administrator at Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana, serving in the dual capacity of Director of Athletics and Director of Development for the university. During that same time he also served four years as the Dean of Students and as an assistant coach with the track and cross country programs. Under his direction, Tri-State, a 21-sport NAIA program, hosted five national championship tournaments on campus, including golf and women’s basketball. He also increased annual giving for athletics by 250% over a ten-year period. He was inducted into the Tri-State University Hall of Fame in 1995.
Perchan earned a bachelor’s degree from Ashland University in 1969 and a master’s degree from St. Francis College (IN) in 1978. A native of Aurora, Ohio, he is also a member of the Aurora High School Hall of Fame.