Robin Bowen Elected as Arkansas Tech's Next President

by Lee Hogan  on Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014 1:45 pm  

Robin Bowen

Bowen was one of four finalists named by the university in March. The other finalists were: 

  • J. William Berry, executive vice president and provost at the University of Dallas
  • Rex Gandy, provost at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Robert J. Marley, vice president for student success at Montana State University

All four finalists visited the university's campuses in Russellville and Ozark.

The university received 35 applications for the position. A 14-person search committee, chaired by Arkansas Tech alumna, retired educator and trustee Leigh Whiteside, was charged with leading the search to fill the university's top position.

Bowen, just the fifth president since 1932, will succeed Robert C. Brown, who announced his retirement in August. Brown, who took office July 1, 1993, will assume the title of president emeritus and distinguished professor of economics.

Arkansas Tech University, founded in 1909, is home to more than 11,000 students on its campuses in Russellville and Ozark.



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