Iessa J. Sutton, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College, Brooklyn, Recognized for Making a Difference at the Fifth Annual Fierce Fabulous Unstoppable Conference

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Iessa J. Sutton, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College, Brooklyn

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Iessa J. Sutton, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College, Brooklyn, was recognized with the “Making a Difference Award” at the Fifth Annual Fierce Fabulous Unstoppable Conference held on June 2, 2019 at the Hilton in Brooklyn, NY. 

“I salute Iessa for the exemplary leadership she has shown, and for being a dedicated community leader,” said Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, who presented Ms. Sutton with a special citation to commemorate the event.

Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, said, “Events such as this Conference amplify the voices of women and recognize the accomplishments of leaders in our communities, including those of Berkeley’s own Iessa J. Sutton, who is a role model for our students.”

“It was an honor to share the stage with such fierce, fabulous and unstoppable women who exemplify success and make it a priority to help empower future generations with their knowledge and experiences. At Berkeley College I work with amazing students who inspire me every day,” Ms. Sutton said.

Ms. Sutton joined Berkeley College as a Career Services counselor in September 2012, where she held leadership roles prior to her appointment as Campus Operating Officer in September 2015. As Campus Operating Officer Ms. Sutton manages campus operations in Brooklyn and works to strengthen partnerships with businesses in the community to support internships and career opportunities for students. Before her career at Berkeley, she held management positions at The Harlem School of the Arts, The Hewitt School and The Julliard School. A longtime supporter of the performing arts, Ms. Sutton serves on the Board of Directors at the Theatre of Dance Movement Cultural Arts Academy, Saint Albans, Queens, NY, he school she attended as a youngster.

Ms. Sutton resides in Harlem, Manhattan, NY. She holds an MA in Arts and Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, a BA in Psychology, with a double minor in Music and Communications from Clark Atlanta University.

Photo Caption: Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President (right), presents Iessa J. Sutton, Campus Operating Officer (center), Berkeley College, Brooklyn, with a special citation for her leadership, the “Making a Difference Award,” at the Fifth Annual Fierce Fabulous Unstoppable Conference held on June 2, 2019 at the Hilton in Brooklyn, NY.  With them is Michael Smith, President (left), Berkeley College.

About Berkeley College 
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,000 students – including more than 350 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For six consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is

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