People in Business: June 14, 2021

Springfield Technical Community College has named an interim vice president of advancement and external affairs. Shai L. Butler, who started June 7, will work closely with college president John B. Cook and will carry a portfolio that includes fundraising, governmental relations, strategic marketing, branding and communication. Butler carries the dual title of executive director to the STCC Foundation.

Butler most recently served as the vice president for student development at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.

Butler led the creation of the Division of Student Development at the College of Saint Rose, where she had worked in various leadership roles since 2007. For many years she served as the chief diversity officer. Butler began her career in higher education at the University Albany – State University of New York, where she worked for over a decade.

She was educated at the University at Albany, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in…

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