KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Missouri educator is the new head of computing services at the
University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Dr. Susan Mettlen will become vice chancellor for information infrastructure Aug. 26, Dr. Bill
Snyder, UT-Knoxville chancellor, announced Monday.
Mettlen currently is associate vice president for information technology at Southwest Missouri State
University. She will succeed Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths who has accepted a position at the University
“There is no more exciting, fast-moving and challenging position in the university than that of
heading computing and information technology,” Snyder said. “In Dr. Mettlen we have an
outstanding individual who can lead the university in this very important field.”
At UT-Knoxville, Mettlen will have responsibility for computing and administrative services,
telecommunications and network services, academic technology and strategic planning. The
division of information infrastructure has approximately 200 employees.
Mettlen has been associate vice president at Southwest Missouri State in Springfield since 1994.
She previously was at the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and
Central Texas University.
She earned the doctoral degree in higher and adult education from the University of
Missouri-Columbia, the educational specialist degree from Southwest Missouri, the master of
education from Drury College, and the bachelor of arts from Vassar College.
Contact: Bill Snyder (423-974-3288)