New Computing Head At UT-Knoxville

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

of Michigan.

“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)