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Spicer-Sutton Named Interim Dean
June 20, 2014

Walters State has named Dr. Jama Spicer-Sutton as the interim dean for the college’s Sevier County Campus. She was picked to lead the campus following the recent retirement of Sue Frazier, who had served as dean of the campus since 2000.

Spicer-Sutton has worked at Walters State since 1999. She is a professor of computer and information science and has also served as director of special academic projects.

“Jama’s enthusiasm, collaborative nature and knowledge of the institution and the Sevier County community make her extremely qualified to lead the students, faculty and staff at the Sevier County Campus,” said Dr. Wade McCamey, president of Walters State.

As dean, Spicer-Sutton will provide administrative guidance for the Sevier County Campus, which enrolls over 1,200 students. In addition to personnel, student services, and instructional support responsibilities, she will serve as the college’s liaison with area high schools, businesses and community organizations.

“As a faculty member she has made a tremendous impact on her students, and in her role as director of special academic projects she has contributed significantly to the development of academic programs that meet the needs of our students and this community,” said Dr. Lori Campbell, vice president for academic affairs at Walters State.

A native of Sevier County, Spicer-Sutton is a graduate of Sevier County High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and business administration from Carson-Newman College; a master’s degree in instructional technology/computer from Appalachian State University; an educational specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University; and a doctorate in educational leadership from East Tennessee State University.