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Dwight Fryer named director of Memphis Urban Debate League

The Memphis Urban Debate League Advisory Board (MUDLAB) has announced that it has selected a new League Director for its urban debate league program. The Memphis Urban Debate League Advisory Board (MUDLAB) has announced that it has selected a new League Director for its urban debate league program.

 
 Dwight Fryer

“We’ve conducted an extensive search and a rigorous interview process in the Memphis area over the last several months,” said Jim Sdoia, board president. “Our search committee did a superb job in narrowing the field to a few select individuals. We are pleased to announce that Mr. Dwight Fryer will assume the role of League Director effective today (Jan. 5).”

A native of Tennessee and a long time Memphis area resident, Fryer is a graduate of both theUniversity of Memphis, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and Christian Brothers University, where he earned a master’s degree in information services. He has over 25 years of work experience in accounting, program management, IT and marketing.

“Nationwide data shows that urban debate students improve literacy, critical thinking, graduation rates and life skills from academic competition,” said Fryer. “I am excited to join the Memphis Urban Debate League to contribute to our sustained growth until all Memphis-area students have access to life-changing debate activities.”

The Memphis Urban Debate League runs tournaments approximately monthly. The next tourney will be held Jan. 21-22 at Manassas High School.

The Memphis Urban Debate League is administered by a public-private partnership between the Memphis City Schools and an outside group of community leaders comprising the Memphis Urban Debate League Advisory Board. Memphis City Schools houses the League and pays for many core costs. The Advisory Board is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization responsible for strategic planning, volunteer and paid staff coordination, advocacy, supplemental fundraising, and deployment of university technical expertise.

For more information visit www.memphisdebate.org or contact James Sdoia, president of the Memphis Urban Debate League Advisory Board at 901-6045644 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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