Gwendoyn Sutton Is the First Woman to Lead the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Memphis

Gwendolyn Sutton is the new president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Memphis. She is the first woman to lead the college.

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Memphis enrolls just over 1,100 students according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up just 54 percent of the student body.

Dr. Sutton began her higher education career in 2001 as a financial aid officer. After two years at private colleges in Jackson, Mississippi, and Memphis, she joined TCAT Memphis as financial aid coordinator in 2003 and served in that role for 10 years. She has served as its vice president since 2017.

“As the first female president of TCAT Memphis, I am excited to continue this professional path while leading the TCAT Memphis faculty, staff, and students, whom I consider my family,” Dr. Sutton said. “I am looking forward to expanding the college mission throughout Memphis-Shelby County, forming local and national partnerships with businesses and industries, increasing workforce opportunities in our communities, and strengthening dual enrollment offerings in our secondary schools.”

Dr. Sutton is a graduate of Mississippi State University. She earned an MBA at Bethel University in Tennessee and a doctor of education degree in leadership and professional practice from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Three African Americans Appointed to New Academic Positions

Leon Prieto, Kofi Afrifah, and Andrea Moore have been appointed to new academic positions at Clayton University, Bowie State University, and Savannah State University, respectively.

Historic HBCU Landmark Revitalized Through National Park Service Grant

Through three restoration grants totaling $2 million, the Rosenwald Practice School and Principal House will be fully restored, becoming the new home for the Northeastern North Carolina African American Research and Cultural Heritage Institute.

Five Black Leaders Appointed to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of African American who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@JBHE.com.

North Carolina A&T University Establishes Research Partnership with Collins Aerospace

“There are direct relations to the research we do in the College of Engineering and the mission purpose of Collins Aerospace,” said Stephanie Luster-Teasley, interim dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. “Being able to partner with Collins really gives our students the opportunities for hands-on research at each level – undergraduate and graduate.”

Featured Jobs