Ion has eighteen years of experience in Higher Education and continues to be a strong advocate for students. He is now serving as the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at UNC Chapel Hill. He was the former Director of College and Career Readiness for Nash Community College and former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services at Martin Community College. He has worked as the Assistant Dean of Students, the Director of Greek Life, and Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Recruitment at East Carolina University, and Associate Director of Admissions at North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University (Greensboro, NC). He has worked in the corporate environment in retail with Food Lion and Sears Telemarketing. Mr. Outterbridge received a BS degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Winston-Salem State University in December 1995 and received MA in Adult Education in December 2005 from East Carolina University.