Dr. Dorman G. Stout '52
1996 Award of Honor
Dr. Dorman Stout, Jr., is a well-known figure on the campus of East Tennessee State University and a friend to all. As ETSU's vice president for student affairs, Dr. Stout has taught, advised and counseled thousands of students. Dr. Stout is completing 30 years of service to the university and will retire at the end of the summer from his position. Stout, a former president of the ETSU National Alumni Association, has established a reputation as the chief advocate for students.
The Johnson City, Tenn., native graduated from ETSC in 1952 with a major in economics and sociology. Shortly thereafter, he earned his master's degree in student personnel administration from the Teachers College of Columbia University. After active duty as a commissioned naval officer, Stout earned his doctorate at Florida State University.
Dr. Stout returned to his hometown after working at Florida State in housing and on the dean of students staff, and at Furman University as dean of men. In 1966, Dr. Stout joined the ETSU faculty and staff as director of financial aid and assistant dean of men. He held that position until he was named dean of students in 1968. In 1984, the position title was changed to Vice President for Student Affairs.
His professional affiliations have benefited both ETSU and the community at large. Dr. Stout received the Omicron Delta Kappa Student Organization Faculty Advisor of the Year award in 1990. He is listed in "Outstanding Educators of America" and was awarded Administrator of the Year at ETSU as voted by staff in 1994. Dr. Stout also received the award for Outstanding Leadership and Services from Comprehensive Community Services. He emphasizes that his entire assignment has been a greater pleasure because of quality staff and faculty, including especially the Student Affairs Division and Student Affairs Office.
He is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, the Johnson City Schools Foundation, and he represents ETSU on the Johnson City/Washington County Clean Team within the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Stout served as the first chairman of the Johnson City Council on Alcohol and Drug Education, a forerunner of Comprehensive Community Services, and as an officer with the Tipton-Haynes Historical Association. He is a member of ETSU's Committee of 1000, Challenge 2000, and the Pirate Club. Dr. Stout is also an elder in the First Presbyterian Church where he is very active in its music program.
Dr. Stout and his wife, Betty, are the parents of two children, both of whom are married, and the Stouts have two nephews who are in their family.