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Assistant to the Dean

Ms. Marlene Lawson,
Assistant to the Dean


email: marlene.lawson@mtsu.edu
office:161 Jones Hall
phone: (615) 898-5419
fax: (615) 898-2615
mail: MTSU Box 83
Murfreesboro, TN 37132 
  

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Assistant to the Dean is responsible for coordinating administrative duties of the dean's office, including synthesis of data and material for college-wide reports for analysis and planning purposes, coordinating and reconciling budgets of the dean's office, providing information and oversight in human resource management, and planning and executing projects and special duties as assigned.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Ms. Lawson obtained her bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She began working at MTSU in 1973 and assumed her current position as assistant to the dean in 1999. She has served as a trustee of the MTSU Non-Faculty Sick Leave Bank, President of the MTSU Association of Secretarial/Clerical Employees, chair of the P/VPAA Classified Employees Committee, member of the President's Classified Employees Committee, and member of the President's Commission on the Status of Women. She received the university's Administrative Employee of the Year award in 2004. Ms.Lawson is an active member of the Murfreesboro Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Ms. Lawson is married to Dwight Lawson who retired from Nissan in 2010. She has two daughters, Cristy and Jamie, both of whom are married. Daughter Cristy graduated from UT-Memphis and is a physical therapist. Daughter Jamie graduated from MTSU with a major in recreational therapy and is a stay-at-home mom. When not working, Ms. Lawson enjoys being entertained by her five grandchildren.