William W. Walton has been named the director of business operations and fiscal affairs for the Graduate School at Virginia Tech.

In his new position, Walton will prepare and manage budgets for Graduate School operations. He will be responsible for financial reporting in all areas, including interdisciplinary and day-to-day budget transactions.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Walton was a budget and finance officer for the College of Pharmacy and an accounting manager for the Office of the Vice President for Research, both at the University of Kentucky. In addtion, Walton was a graduate research assistant along with his enrollment as a doctoral student in the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky. He is still pursuing his doctoral degree in public policy and administration.

Walton is a member of several financial management and policy associations, including the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kentucky.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Written by Andrae Hash.