Chet Savage was named Associate Director of Athletics for External Operations at SIU in 2007, and was promoted to Deputy AD in 2010.
In his current role, Savage directs all revenue production for the Salukis, including capital fundraising, the Saluki Athletic Scholarship Fund, marketing, licensing, multimedia, media services, broadcast / video operations, special events and ticket sales. He also provides administrative oversight for the men's and women's golf programs.
Savage came to SIU from the University of Missouri, where he spent nearly five years on the Tigers' staff. In his role as Director of the Tiger Scholarship Fund, Savage oversaw growth in the fund of $2.5 million during his tenure.
He also played an integral part in Missouri's Champions for Life capital campaign, in which more than $120 million were raised to fund capital projects such as Mizzou Arena and the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex.
Prior to his tenure at Missouri, Savage was a Development Assistant for the Mike Ahearn Athletic Scholarship Fund at Kansas State University.
Savage, a native of Riverside, Calif., received his bachelor's degree in Public Relations (2000) and master's degree (2002) from Kansas State, where he was a two-year starter at catcher for the Wildcats' baseball team (1998-99).
Savage resides in Murphysboro with his wife Rebekah and son, Keith.