Dustin Fulton, EdD, has been named assistant dean for Admissions in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Fulton has served as interim assistant dean since May 2020.
Fulton most recently served as associate director in Student Affairs and Community Engagement, and previously held the position of senior equity assurance administrator in the Office of Equity and Diversity. He has been with UTHSC since 2014. In his new role, Fulton will report to Catherine Womack, MD, associate dean for Student Affairs and Admissions.
Fulton will oversee and direct all operations and programs related to the admittance of medical students to the College of Medicine, including managing the operations of the college's Office of Admissions. He will develop and implement recruitment strategies that link the College of Medicine mission to the admission of a diverse group of students and assist in evaluating the outcomes of the admissions process. His role will also include overseeing the college's New Student Orientation, White Coat Ceremony, and other special programs.
Fulton has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He earned a master's degree in Leadership and Policy Studies with a concentration in Student Personnel and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration, both from the University of Memphis.