May 1, 2003 - 52 year old Grantham University announced today the appointment of Dr. Gary Sutter as it's Academic Dean.
Dr. Sutter, who recently served as an adjunct professor with Grantham, comes to the University from the New Orleans Center for Science and Mathematics. There, he was responsible for creating innovative physics and engineering curricula for junior and senior high school students. Dr. Sutter's background also includes the development of both traditional and distance education courses and curricula for several distance learning schools.
Grantham's president, Roy Winter, said the University conducted a nationwide search, interviewing several qualified applicants.
"We are both surprised and delighted that the person best suited for the job is already part of the Grantham family," Winter said. "Gary is a terrific teacher who really cares about education and the needs of students."
Dr. Sutter earned a bachelor's degree in Physics from State University of New York at Fredonia and went on to obtain his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wyoming. Dr. Sutter then began an extensive career in research and development with the Shell Oil Company. But it was teaching that he was really drawn to. After earning an Alternate Education Certificate in Physics and Mathematics, Dr. Sutter began his teaching career at the junior and senior high school levels.
Thomas M. Macon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grantham University, said that "Gary Sutter found a home when he came to Grantham. We are happy to have someone devoted to the future of higher education, to distance learning, and most importantly, to our students."
Grantham University has educated technology and engineering students from different parts of the world for more than fifty years, and has added a degree program in business administration.