Randall Shelton’s Accomplishments at Kennesaw State University (KSU)

Randall Shelton is a Higher Education Auxiliary Services Administrator who has worked with some of the top Universities and colleges in the United States. He started his career in 1980s as a senior food service coordinator, purchasing specialist, and manager of food services at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Randall specializes in a wide range of areas, including Auxiliary Operations — Contract Administration; Facilities management, landscape, grounds, custodial; Large scale construction management; Food service operation and design; Conference Center — Campus Events; Student Housing; Franchise, branded, and retail concepts; Multi-unit management and new unit start-ups; and Information technology administration.

Randall Shelton is the former Assistant Vice President of Auxiliary Operations at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. For the year 2015, he was honored with the University Administrator of the Year Award in recognition of his several accomplishments at KSU. In 2013, he won the Operator Innovator of the Year Award for leading the University’s Culinary team to the number 1 foodservice program in the nation (as recognized by the National Restaurant Association). He also developed and awarded the largest Foodservice RFP for $60 million, with $14 million in cash contribution.

Some of Randall Shelton’s other accomplishments at Kennesaw State University include re-organizing the parking and transportation system for improved ROI. He redeveloped bookstore operations and added text book rentals, online course materials, & several online coop textbook programs to increase revenue and reduce costs to students by $1.4 million per year. The outcome of his efforts was 20% increase in the overall revenue for the division. Randall also restructured the student health clinics into full-service medical urgent care clinic.

He successfully led the transition of the entire campus to Blackboard and Blackboard Transact systems. Additionally, he led the successful consolidation of the auxiliary operations of two universities into one single auxiliary department operating on two campuses. He was core team member for the successful development of a new campus master plan.

Randall Shelton also holds experience in business development and private sector business ownership. He owned and managed a small private construction business in Wichita for almost one year (May 1992 to August 1993). While working as a Consultant and Contractor, he worked on two major restaurant projects and successfully moved them from initial concept through start-up to ongoing operation. He took care of these restaurants’ construction management, layout and design, budget planning, as well as menu development.