DSCC’s Dr. Joshua Filtz has been appointed assistant vice president for the College and dean of the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County.

Dyersburg State Community College President Karen Bowyer has announced the appointment of Dr. Joshua Filtz as the new assistant vice president for the college in addition to his current duties as dean of the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County. This appointment will be effective Oct. 1.

“Dr. Filtz brings a wealth of experience in the area of enrollment services and recruitment that has impressed us in the short amount of time he has served as dean of the Jimmy Naifeh Center,” stated Dr. Bowyer. “His expertise in recruiting prospective students; making improvements in the admissions process; and developing new programs to fit the needs of the community will undoubtedly be an asset to DSCC.”

As assistant vice president for the college, Filtz will oversee enrollment services; assist the vice president for the College by providing leadership and guidance to the academic divisions; work with student services staff to ensure positive outcomes and continuous improvement; provide oversight of the learning support program; assist with implementation of the quality enhancement plan required for accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges; participate in the work of the College’s Instructional Council; oversee participation in the Tennessee Consortium of International Studies and other international programs; and assist with substantive change requests and notifications.


Filtz was named dean of the Jimmy Naifeh Center in July 2020. As dean, he is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and activities conducted at the Center. He provides leadership, direction and supervision for the staff and represents DSCC at community functions in Tipton and Lauderdale counties.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Filtz and I look forward to his leadership in enrollment services, institutional effectiveness, and programmatic accreditation for DSCC,” stated Dr. Jan Reid-Bunch, vice president for the College. “I am confident that his previous experience and proven track record will be instrumental in continuing the College’s commitment to success.”

Filtz’s experience in enrollment services includes organizing registration activities, student orientations and admissions visits to high schools, colleges and hospitals; developing new programs to support student needs; coordinating student services in the areas of counseling, financial aid, business services and bookstore services; developing and executing admissions and recruitment plans; managing and supervising admissions processes; performing academic advising and monitoring academic progress of students and planning class schedules.

He comes to DSCC from Northwest Mississippi Community College where he served as assistant dean since 2014. Before this, he served as evening school director at NMCC from 2012-2014; an education advisor at Graduate Memphis-College Resource Center from June to November 2012; an admissions officer at Baptist College of Health Sciences from 2011-2012; and an executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) academic advisor at Bethel University from 2009-2011.

He earned an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from NMCC; a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Human Resources from the University of Mississippi; a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University; and a Doctor of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education from the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Filtz can be reached at 901-475-3102 or jfiltz@dscc.edu. His offices are located at the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County inside the Jimmy Naifeh Building, room 137 and on the Dyersburg campus inside the Student Center, room 140.