Timothy Burcham Named Dean of ASU Agri College (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, May. 6, 2013 12:00 am  

Timothy Burcham


Timothy N. Burcham has been named dean of the College of Agriculture & Technology at Arkansas State University. Burcham, who currently serves as interim chair of the Department of Agriculture, Geo-sciences & Natural Resources at the University of Tennessee-Martin, also works as administrator of the Tennessee Governor’s School for Agricultural Sciences and previously held the Gilbert Parker Chair of Excellence. His duties begin July 1.

Margaret E. McMillan, Nidhal Bouaynaya and Nancy Landrum have received awards for faculty excellence from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. McMillan was awarded $10,000 for her scientific work, while Bouaynaya and Landrum were awarded $5,000 for their contributions to systems engineering and public service.

Nola Christenberry, Thomas Fiala, Robert Johnson, Sue McLarry, Thomas O’Connor and Terry Roach were recognized by Arkansas State University in Jonesboro during the school’s annual faculty honors convocation. Each retiring professor has received emeritus status for significant contributions to their departments. Christenberry, Fiala and Johnson served in the College of Education, McLarry in the College of Nursing & Health Professions, O’Connor in the College of Fine Arts and Roach in the College of Business.

Scott Carrell, Wendy Ellis, Denise Fisher, Steven Frye, Cheryl Lee, Randall McLeod, Don Meredith and Nathan Mills have received teacher achievement awards from Harding University in Searcy. The honorees, who all serve as professors in different departments, received a $5,000 monetary award and framed certificates for their accomplishments.

Charles F. Robinson of Elm Springs has been promoted to vice chancellor for diversity and community at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Robinson, who teaches history, also serves as the vice provost for diversity affairs within the Division of Academic Affairs and is one of nine members of the chancellor’s executive committee. He first joined the University of Arkansas in 1999 and previously served as director of the school’s African-American studies program. His promotion will take effect July 1.

Arthur Hymel and Margo Turner have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of All Children’s Academy Inc. in Little Rock. Hymel is the associate director of national database marketing for Verizon Wireless. Turner is a professor of education at John Brown University in Siloam Springs.


Mary Jean Walker and Cindy Duffy have passed the Architect Registration Exam, becoming the 13th and 14th licensed employees at SCM Architects in Little Rock. Walker, a graduate of Virginia Tech University, helped design the Legacy Park Apartment development at Harding University in Searcy. Duffy earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Notre Dame and developed the First Security Amphitheatre in Little Rock’s Riverfont Park.


Laura Lenzen has been named associate administrator of physician services for White River Health System in Batesville. Lenzen, who has several years of experience in business administration, is now responsible for overseeing delivery of administrative services to WRHS-employed physicians. She has also assumed administrative responsibility for WRHS Rural Health Clinics across the state.



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