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Eason new dean of vocational instruction at ECCC

By By Georgia E. Frye / staff writer
June 12, 2003
Meridian educator Wayne Eason has resigned his position as director of Ross Collins Career and Technical Center and will join the world of post-secondary education.
Effective July 1, Eason will take over as dean of vocational-technical instruction at East Central Community College in Decatur. He will replace John Adcock, who will retire June 30 after more than 30 years in education.
Eason served as director at Ross Collins for the past five years and assistant director for 10 years prior to that. He said he has loved his time at Ross Collins but looks forward to new adventures.
Eason's selection was announced by Phil A. Sutphin, ECCC president.
Eason said he is proud of his accomplishments at Ross Collins, which include the allied health, culinary arts and the computer system technology programs. He said he also looks forward to implementing new programs at ECCC.
Eason's career experience includes a position as a diversified technology instructor at Millsaps Vocational Center in Starkville and associate principal and industrial arts instructor at Henderson Junior High School in Starkville.
His professional affiliations include serving as treasurer of the Mississippi Educational Computing Association and the Mississippi Association of Secondary Vocational Directors. He is a member of the MathFirst-Schools-to-Careers Task Force and a past president of the Mississippi State University Industrial Education Association. He has also served as treasurer of the College of Education Alumni Association at Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus.
He holds a bachelor's degree in industrial arts education and a master's degree in vocational education, both from Mississippi State University.
He is married to the former Tammy Chance of Jackson and they have three children, Amanda, Dee and Rob.