Daniels, Newland Earn Appointments to Statewide Leadership Groups

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Two of Trevecca’s staff members have been acknowledged for their leadership expertise through recent invitations to join statewide education programs.

Dr. LaMetrius Daniels, an associate vice president and dean of the Graduate School at Trevecca, is one of 26 leaders from higher education, K-12 schools, business and nonprofit sectors selected by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) to participate in the eighth Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute (CTLI). The goal of CTLI is to ensure more students are earning degrees and credentials that prepare them for careers, and the one-year program is designed to help state leaders understand key higher education and workforce data and develop regional advocacy strategies.

Michael Newland, associate vice president of graduate and adult enrollment at Trevecca, was named a member of the 2024 class of the Executive Leadership Institute by the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA). Designed to strengthen campus leadership teams and prepare the next generation of leaders for executive roles in higher education, the institute is an innovative development program for senior campus officials. Participants, known as Pressnell Fellows, are selected by their institution’s president to participate and learn from national, regional and state educators during a nine-month program. Newland is among 20 higher education representatives joining this year’s class.

Newland serves as associate vice president for graduate and adult enrollment at Trevecca. He has a bachelor's degree from Ohio University in organizational communication. In 2015, he received his MBA from Trevecca. Newland began his Trevecca career in 2011, serving in a variety of roles in the admissions office, including enrollment systems, admissions marketing & communications, admissions counselor, and associate director. He started international recruiting initiatives, helping to found the Office of Global Engagement, where he served as director before moving to his current position

Daniels was promoted to dean of the Graduate School in summer 2022. She has directed Trevecca’s online learning initiatives since 2014 and has served as director of the instructional design and technology program since 2017. She previously served as dean of campus technology and director of information technology at Fisk University. Daniels has earned a Ph.D. in instructional systems and workforce development; a master’s degree in instructional technology; and bachelor’s degrees in information technology and business education, all from Mississippi State University.