Dr. Charles DeSassure steps into the role, bringing more than 20 years of experience
MIDWEST CITY (April 4, 2022) – Rose State College has welcomed Dr. Charles DeSassure as the new dean of the Division of Business and Information Technology (BIT). Dr. DeSassure joined Rose State in January after serving as the dean of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Division at Thomas Nelson Community College in Virginia.
“Dr. DeSassure’s extensive background both in higher education and the private sector make him well-equipped to serve as dean of BIT,” Rose State President Dr. Jeanie Webb said. “Dr. DeSassure has many cutting-edge ideas to increase the presence of Rose State and the success of our graduates.”
As dean, Dr. DeSassure is responsible for leading the BIT division that encompasses numerous fields of study, ranging from business administration to computer information technology and paralegal studies to multimedia digital design.
“Everyone in the BIT division is working toward accomplishing the same mission,” Dr. DeSassure said. “And that is to help our students achieve their educational goals. Everything that we do in the BIT division is about preparing the next generation of leaders with concepts and real-world, hands-on skills for the workplace.”
Dr. DeSassure has more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience at the community college level with a curriculum development, cybersecurity and information assurance background. He holds a doctorate in computer science with a specialization in cybersecurity and information assurance from Colorado Technical University and a master’s degree in computer resources and information management from Webster University in Missouri.
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