Whitney Burton joined the Georgia Tech Athletic Association student services team in June 2011 as an academic coordinator for football. She was promoted to assistant director of academic services in July 2015.
After just one year on The Flats, Burton was promoted to senior academic coordinator working with the men's basketball and volleyball teams in June 2012. She added golf to her oversight in June 2014 before being promoted to her current position.
Burton is from Duluth, Ga., and earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics education from the University of Georgia in 2003. Burton spent six years teaching math at the high school level before earning her master's degree in sports administration from Georgia State University in 2010. While at Georgia State, she worked as a graduate assistant in student-athlete development.
Upon completing her master's degree, Burton took on the role of athletics academic intern at the University of Memphis, where she worked primarily with the men's basketball and football teams.
Burton is an active member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) and completed the N4A Academic Advising Certification in 2011. She is also a member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
She is currently working towards earning a PhD in educational leadership with a higher education focus from Mercer University.