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Black River Tech Appoints Eggensperger President (Movers & Shakers)

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Martin Eggensperger was appointed president of Black River Technical College in Pocahontas after a four-month search. The committee leading the search was made up of board members, BRTC vice presidents, faculty, staff and student representatives. The position was previously held by Eric Turner, then on an interim basis by Jan Ziegler. Eggensperger’s appointment was effective June 17.

Eggensperger previously served at Arkansas State University at Mountain Home. At ASUMH he was vice chancellor for academic affairs. He has also served at Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff as a faculty member of the mathematics department, as dean and then as division chair of general studies and as associate vice president for institutional effectiveness. Eggensperger also was vice president for instruction and was the board-appointed interim president of the College of the Ouachitas in Malvern.

Eggensperger earned his bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and philosophy from the University of Central Arkansas at Conway, where he was an honors college scholar. He then went to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to complete his master’s degree in applied mathematics and his doctorate of philosophy in applied science-mathematics, earning the title of outstanding graduate student during his time there.

Chris Lorch has been promoted to vice president for academic affairs at Ozarka College in Melbourne. Lorch holds a doctorate in education in adult learning with an emphasis in community college leadership from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Sarah Beth Estes has been promoted to dean of the College of Arts, Letters & Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Estes has a doctorate in sociology and served as interim dean during the last year. Estes’ promotion is effective July 1.

Charles Johnson has been hired by UA Little Rock as the assistant track and field coach. Johnson was previously employed by Newberry College in South Carolina as its associate head coach.

See more of this week’s Movers & Shakers, and submit your own announcement at ArkansasBusiness.com/Movers.

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