Lawson, Rowell named division deans

Northeast State named two faculty members to academic division dean positions this spring.

 Danny Lawson was named dean of the division of Business Technologies.  Sam Rowell was selected as dean of Advanced Technologies.  The College’s division of Technical Education was reorganized in July 2011 into two divisions – Advanced Technologies and Business Technologies.

Danny Lawson and Sam Rowell

 Lawson joined Northeast State in 2005 as an assistant professor of Business Technologies. He holds an associate of applied science degree from Virginia Highlands Community College.  He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from East Tennessee State University.  He spent 30 years at Eastman Chemical Company primarily in the Systems and Computer Services (Information Technology) division.  He also taught computer science for 22 years as an adjunct faculty member at Northeast State.

Rowell has taught at Northeast State since 1996, most recently as an associate professor of industrial technology.  He holds an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University. He earned his master’s degree from California State University at Long Beach.  Rowell has taught CNC machining and manufacturing technology.

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