Dustin Fulton, EdD, has been named interim assistant dean for Admissions in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Dr. Fulton most recently served as associate director of student affairs and student conduct officer. He previously held positions as senior equity assurance administrator and deputy conduct and compliance officer in the Office of Equity and Diversity. He has been with UTHSC since 2014.
Dr. Fulton will be responsible for directing and managing the admissions and recruitment efforts of the College of Medicine, including managing the operations of the College of Medicine’s Office of Admissions. He will direct all communications regarding the admissions process to applicants, manage and participate in the selection process for student members of the Committee on Admissions, and direct the recruitment programs for the college, including the coordination of annual recruitment visits.
Dr. Fulton will provide guidance to undergraduate college advisers and department chairs and advise prospective students as the liaison between the applicants and the Committee on Admissions. His role will also include planning and directing the college’s New Student Orientation, White Coat Ceremony, and other special programs, as well as managing the merit scholarship selection program.
“I am excited to be able to assist the College of Medicine in this role,” said Dr. Fulton. “My goal is to champion evidence-based practices that support equity in terms of access to medical education. This will take a commitment to continuous improvement and I am honored to work alongside colleagues in the College of Medicine and across the university to do this important work.”
Dr. Fulton was appointed to the position by Catherine Womack, MD, associate dean for Student Affairs and Admissions.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Fulton has joined our team in Admissions. He has a wealth of experience in working with students across the university, as well as parents, alumni, and other stakeholders,” Dr. Womack said. “He has made meaningful contributions working in the Offices of Equity and Diversity, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and Community Engagement over the past six years. He is the perfect fit to lead our team as we navigate the “new normal.”
Dr. 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.