Marilyn Sutton-Haywood was appointed dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina. The university enrolls about 900 undergraduate students and 900 graduate students. African Americans make up 16 percent of the undergraduate student body.
Dr. Sutton-Haywood was vice president for academic affairs and a professor of biology at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Earlier in her career, she served as vice president for academic affairs at both Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dr. Sutton-Haywood is a graduate of North Carolina Central University in Durham. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in biology from Clark Atlanta University.