University at Buffalo

Mark Alnutt
Director of Athletics

Mark Alnutt

Mark Alnutt was named the Athletic Director at the University at Buffalo on March 21, 2018. Since arriving at UB in March 2018, Alnutt has been highly accessible and actively engaged with the UB and Western New York Community. He’s been a member of the Greek Like Review Committee, Povost Search Committee, University at Buffalo 175th Anniversary Celebration Committee, COVID-19 Campus Planning Committee and the Presidential Council on Race.

Away from UB, Alnutt is an active participant in the NCAA. He is a member of the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee, a position he will hold until the end of the 2022-23 academic year. Previously, Alnutt has served on a number of national committees, including the NCAA Football Playing Rules Committee while also serving on and chairing both the NCAA Women’s Gymnastic committee and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee.

He has participated in the Division I-A Athletic Director’s Institute, the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males, and the Collegiate Athletics Leadership Symposium, as well as contributing to panels at numerous national conferences and conventions.

A former Division I football player at the University of Missouri, Alnutt arrived at UB after serving as deputy director of athletics at the University of Memphis.

Alnutt has nearly 20 years of professional experience in NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics. Before joining the University of Memphis, he served as director of athletics at Southeast Missouri State University for three-plus years. Prior to that, he served at the University of Missouri as senior associate athletics director from 2006 to 2012 and director of football operations from 2000 to 2005, adding an assistant athletic director title prior to the 2005-2006 season.

A three-year letterman for Missouri, Alnutt played linebacker and tight end. As a senior, he was voted the team’s champion of the year, awarded to the student-athlete who represented the commitment, dedication and hard work needed to be a leader both on and off the field.

He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis on sports psychology. Alnutt and his wife, Kate, have four children, Jaren, Kinleigh, Mason and Aidan. His son, Jaren, plays football at Southeast Missouri State.