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I m p a c t 2013

President’s report

Baswell Techionery, the student union facility, is more than 14,000 square feet. Built in 2011, the building offers specialty dining options, a coffee shop, meeting rooms and lounge areas.

Table of Contents

President’s Letter Dear Friends of Arkansas Tech University,

President’s Letter {3} Transformational Decades {4} Significant Growth {7} Education Success { 14 } Faculty Accomplishments { 18 } More Knowledge { 20 } Significant Expansion { 23 } Significant Improvements { 29 } Local Impact { 34 } Gifted Leadership { 35 }

It has now been 20 years since the Arkansas Tech University board of trustees asked me to become the 11th president of the university. Throughout these 20 years, the dedicated faculty and staff, as well as our alumni, students, parents and our community, have worked diligently in continuously improving Arkansas Tech to the point that we are now widely recognized as one of the top-tier public universities in the state of Arkansas. This journey has been exciting. At times, it has been difficult and frustrating. But, in stopping momentarily to reflect back, it has been deeply rewarding to see the impact we have made working together. From that reflection we chose to work this decennial report around the theme of “Significant Impact.” Among other things, those words mean important, systematic and influential. As you explore this report you will see how those terms apply to our achievements. We have added a vibrant, growing satellite campus; expanded and improved our learning and housing facilities; added many academic accreditations — many of them unique to this campus; and graduated students in record numbers. In 2012, our enrollment was close to 11,000 — a number that solidifies us as a significant, top-tier public university. We also have the second highest graduation rate among public universities in the state. Arkansas Tech has clearly created a successful formula that ushers students out of their high school years, through higher education and on to graduation and employment. We have also initiated a program to make higher education more accessible to adults in Arkansas, and this year we enrolled our 1,000th student in our online Accelerated Degree Program. As a result of this effort, the number of students earning the Bachelor of Professional Studies degree at Arkansas Tech has increased by 390 percent over the last three years. The last 10 years have been historic for our university. We will continue moving forward as a leading voice and advocate for higher education in our state and region. Sincerely,

Fiscal Responsibility { 36 }

Robert C. Brown, Ph.D. President and Professor of Economics 3

Transformational Decades From breaking ground on the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center to adding our Ozark campus and topping 10,000 in enrollment, Tech has taken each success in stride while always planning for the next. This timeline notes significant events that have shaped our university over the past 20 years.

2012 2008 2000

1994 Arkansas Tech hosts its first December graduation. Today, commencement at Arkansas Tech has grown to include seven ceremonies per year to accommodate the increased number of graduates.


Tech tops the 5,000-student mark for the first time.


The Doc Bryan Student Services Center opens, providing a central home for the Office of Student Services, the Registrar’s Office, the Office of Admissions, the Student Accounts Office, the Financial Aid Office and Norman Career Services.

2002 Nutt Residence Hall opens on the Arkansas Tech campus and becomes the tallest building in Russellville.

Planning begins for the Robert and Sandra Norman Center for the Arts. Commonly known as Norman Hall, the facility opened two years later.

Thone Stadium is dedicated in honor of Harriet and Rick Thone, Tech alumni who served on the university’s board of trustees and co-chaired the Return to Glory campaign; Tech celebrates 10th consecutive year of record enrollment.


Arkansas Tech announces the development of its Century Forward Circle, a group of alumni and friends of the university who made gifts and pledges of $10,000 each in order to create an endowment to help Arkansas Tech meet its priority needs for generations to come.

Rothwell Hall, new home for the Arkansas Tech College of Business and the Roy and Christine Sturgis Academic Advising Center, is dedicated at Homecoming. It is named for Tech alumni and benefactors Ben and Terry Rothwell.

2006 Tech tops the 7,000-student mark for the first time.

1993 Dr. Robert C. Brown becomes the 11th president of Arkansas Tech.



Tech begins strategic planning process.

A groundbreaking ceremony is hosted to mark the beginning of construction on the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center.

1996 The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation announces a gift of more than $13 million to fund construction of a new library and technology center on campus.

1999 The Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center is dedicated.

2001 An expansion of the Hull Physical Education Building is completed.



Tech adds a satellite campus in Ozark that is designated to meet the needs of the citizens of western Arkansas.

Tech’s baccalaureate and graduate degrees in emergency management become the first accredited programs of their kind in the world.

2005 The Return to Glory capital campaign to support enhancements to athletic facilities is announced.

2009 Tech celebrates its 100th year.

2011 Never again can Arkansas Tech be accurately described as a small college. Enrollment tops 10,000 students for the first time; Baswell Techionery, a new student union, is dedicated at Family Day.

2013 Arkansas Tech enrolls the 1,000th student in its Accelerated Degree Program, an initiative to make the Bachelor of Professional Studies degree available through distance learning and increase the percentage of adult Arkansans with a baccalaureate degree.



Significant Growth

Significant Growth

Undergraduate Enrollment

At Arkansas Tech, our students are the real story of success. From 1997 to 2012, student enrollment at Arkansas Tech increased by 158 percent with immense growth starting in 1999. Through fall 2012, our freshman class students exceeded state and national ACT score averages for the past 18 consecutive years. While these numbers are great for Tech, it’s our students that benefit from the sustainable, responsible growth that we have had for so many years now.

2002-2003 5,855 2012-2013 10,950 Undergraduate enrollment for the 2012-13 year was 10,950 — an 87 percent increase since 2003.

Graduate Student Enrollment

Enrollment Growth



Graduate student enrollment for fall 2012 was 860 and is likely to top 1,000 in fall 2013. 8,000

Freshmen Enrollment 2002-2003 1,170 6,000

2012-2013 1,765 Freshmen enrollment is up 50 percent since 2003.



Enrollment numbers over the past 20 years.























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Tech’s Student Population Represents: FRESHMAN ENROLLMENT

44 36 75 2000






Student Enrollment for 2006, 2010 and 2012

This graph illustrates Tech’s enrollment over time as compared to other Arkansas universities. With steady growth and enrollment approaching 11,000, Tech is firmly situated among the five largest public universities in the state.

At Tech, we have students from all over Arkansas — not to mention all over the world. On any given day on campus, you’re likely to meet someone whose home is hundreds of miles away from yours. This student make-up brings diversity and international perspective to our school — both aspects that we cherish. Our students come here for many reasons — from athletics to some of our more distinctive academic programs. We have programs and activities designed to encourage the intellectual and social development of foreign and local students by providing opportunities for cross-cultural interaction. Over the past several years, we have seen a steady increase in incoming freshmen. At Tech, we welcome and support new students of all ages.

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Nutt Hall is home to 338 students each semester. Named for John W. and his wife, Joie, the housing facility was constructed in 2002.

Education Success

Degrees Awarded by Tech Beginning in 2000-2001 2200

Graduation Rates Our graduation rate is one of the achievements of which we’re most proud. As of fall 2012, Tech has the second-highest graduation rate among public universities in Arkansas. Increasing the percentage of Arkansans with a bachelor’s degree is vital to the Arkansas economy and our future workforce. We are determined to make sure our students are prepared for their futures. Dr. Brown’s tenure has had a significant impact on our graduation rate. During Tech’s 104-year history, 57 percent of the degrees conferred here have been under his leadership.

















Arkansas Tech awarded more than 2,000 degrees in a single academic year for the first time in 2011-2012.

Current Graduation Rates











Tech has the second-highest graduation rate among public universities in Arkansas.






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This graph shows Tech’s current graduation rates as compared to other Arkansas universities. We are second in graduation rates among state-funded universities at 42.7% of our students.


Baswell Hall, built in 2007, provides a beautiful faรงade for Thone Stadium and houses 234 Tech students.

Faculty Accomplishments We’re happy to report that the quality of our faculty has only increased since our last report. Our student-to-faculty ratio is 21 to 1. More than half of our professors are tenured with an additional 26 percent on the tenure track. Among 431 faculty members on our main campus, 72 percent of them hold either a doctorate or the terminal degree in the field they’re instructing.

Arkansas Tech Faculty Award of Excellence Recipients The Arkansas Tech Faculty Awards of Excellence were founded in 1996 as a means of recognizing the outstanding contributions of faculty members in three categories: teaching, scholarship and service. To be eligible, a faculty member must be tenured and hold the current rank of associate professor or professor.

Teaching 2003 Dr. Jeff W. Robertson 2004 Dr. Deborah Wilson 2005 Dr. Trey Philpotts 2006 Dr. Cathy Baker 2007 Dr. Linda C. Bean 2008 Dr. Peter Dykema 2009 Dr. Hanna E. Norton 2010 Dr. V. Carole Smith 2011 Dr. Scott W. Kirkconnell 2012 Mr. David Mudrinich 2013 Dr. Paola Gemme

Scholarship 2003 Dr. Trey Philpotts 2004 Dr. Mostafa Hemmati 2005 Mr. David Mudrinich 2006 Ms. Laurie A. Lucas 2007 Dr. H. Micheal Tarver 2008 Dr. Anwar A. Bhuiyan 2009 Dr. Jeffrey R. Woods 2010 Dr. Shelia Jackson 2011 Dr. Timothy E. Smith 2012 Dr. Daniel W. Bullock 2013 Dr. Jason S. Ulsperger

Service 2003 Dr. James H. Collins 2004 Dr. Annette Holeyfield 2005 Dr. Mostafa Hemmati 2006 Dr. Earl F. Schrock, Jr. 2007 Ms. Marti Wilkerson 2008 Dr. Penny P. Willmering 2009 Dr. Linda C. Bean 2010 Mr. Philip D. Parker 2011 Dr. Carey M. Roberts 2012 Dr. Richard R. Cohoon 2013 Dr. Susan J. Underwood

72 percent of faculty hold either a doctorate or terminal degree.

2012 Faculty Highlights by the numbers

149 260 authored or edited published articles

presentations throughout the state and nation

166 $1.9

artistic compositions, performances and exhibitions

million in funded grants

professional awards and recognitions

faculty members

66 431 19

More Knowledge Academic Programs With almost one-third of our degrees available in the STEM fields, including masters programs, we’re offering our students the opportunity to work in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the country. Additionally, all of our programs that have an accreditation available have been or are in the process of becoming accredited — those programs include teacher education, music, nursing, tourism and emergency management. In fact, Tech was the first institution in the world to have its degree programs in emergency management accredited by the Foundation on Higher Education in Disaster/Emergency Management and Homeland Security. James Lee Witt, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was integral in the creation of the program. Our online Accelerated Degree Program was created in 2011 as part of our initiative to make higher education more accessible to adults in Arkansas. We have 1,000 students enrolled and produced more than 400 graduates. The program is designed primarily for adult students and offers the curriculum for the Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in an innovative fast-track degree-completion format. This program offers students an opportunity to finish a bachelor’s degree in an intensive, flexible format, while meeting the needs of those who wish to complete a degree while working in their careers or raising a family.

We’re offering our students the opportunity to work in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the country.

BACHELOR DEGREES Accounting Agriculture Business Agricultural Education* Art Biology Business Data Analytics* Chemistry Computer Science Creative Writing Early Childhood Education Economics and Finance Electrical Engineering Emergency Management* Engineering Physics English Fisheries/Wildlife Science Geology Health and Phys. Education Health Information Management History Hospitality Administration Information Systems Information Technology* International Studies Journalism Management and Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Medical Technology Middle Level Education Music Nuclear Physics* Nursing Physical Science Physical Science and Earth Science Education* Physics Political Science Professional Studies* Psychology Public History* Recreation/Park Administration Rehabilitation Science Secondary Education Sociology Spanish Speech Theatre

*Denotes newly added program since 2003

MINORS Accounting Anthropology Art Biology Business Chemistry Creative Writing Criminal Justice Economics Emergency Management Engineering Physics English French Geography Geology German History Hospitality Administration Japanese Journalism Latin American Mathematics Military Science Philosophy Physical Science Political Science Psychology Recreation and Parks Rehabilitation Science Religious Studies Social Studies Education* Sociology Spanish Spanish Medical Interpretation Speech Strategic Studies TESL Theatre PRE-PROFESSIONAL DEGREES Pre-Dental Pre-Dental Hygiene Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine

ASSOCIATES DEGREES Culinary Management* Criminal Justice* Early Childhood Education Information Technology Law Enforcement* Nuclear Technology Ozark-Ouachita Studies* MASTERS DEGREES Business Administration* College Student Personnel Educational Leadership Educational Specialist Degree Elementary Education Emergency Management and Homeland Security* Engineering* English and English with TESL option Fisheries and Wildlife Science Health Informatics* History Information Technology Instructional Improvement Liberal Arts Multi-Media Journalism Nursing* Psychology* School Counseling and Leadership Secondary Education Spanish Teaching* Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages* Teaching, Learning and Leadership ONLINE DEGREES Associate of Science Early Childhood Education* Bachelor of Professional Studies* Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Education* Emergency Management* RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing Master of Science College Student Personnel* Emergency Management and Homeland Security*

Significant Expansion

Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus was added in 2003. Enrollment grew significantly and, in 2012, topped 2,000. Tech-Ozark has 26 academic programs in many viable career fields. The campus, which is more than 26 acres and includes a half-mile exercise path and disc golf course, is located along Arkansas Highway 23 North in Ozark, Arkansas. On campus, we recently added new facilities such as the Student Services and Conference Center and made major renovations to the Alvin Vest Student Union.

Ozark Fall Enrollment Since 2006 2000

Ozark Campus Program Highlights The three most popular programs at Ozark Campus are business technology, practical nursing and automotive service technology. Since 2007, Ozark Campus has served more than 400 dislocated workers as a result of various layoffs throughout western Arkansas. Ozark Campus is the host of Leadership Franklin County — a non-profit organization that develops current and emerging leaders to work together to serve the good of Franklin County.

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This graph illustrates the growth that Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus has achieved. Enrollment numbers increased by 562 percent at the Ozark Campus since it joined the Arkansas Tech system.


Job Placement Rate 71% within six months of graduation, for those receiving a technical certificate.


Faculty and Programs Ozark Campus oversees the Arkansas Tech Career Center in Russellville and Adult Education programs in Franklin, Logan and Johnson counties, giving the school 100 full-time faculty and staff members and more than 70 adjunct instructors. We have programs in some of the fastest growing career fields including cardiovascular technology, along with occupational and physical therapy assistant. Overall, we have added 16 new academic programs over the past eight years. More than 60 percent of the students enrolled are seeking an Associate of Applied Science degree. All programs are in compliance with Act 747 of 2011, an act that enhances the opportunity for successful degree completion. Several programs at Ozark Campus allow for smooth transitions to four-year degree programs at Arkansas Tech. In particular, the Associate of General Studies degree opens a door to the Bachelor of Professional Studies degree offered online or on the Russellville campus. The new Associate of Applied Science in Nursing allows current LPNs to obtain an RN degree and provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the main Russellville campus.

Ozark Campus has added 16 new academic programs over the past eight years.

ASSOCIATES DEGREES Allied Health* Health Information Technology Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services Practical Nursing Business Technology* Banking Cardiovascular Technology* Energy Studies* General Studies* General Technology* Conditioning and Refrigeration Automotive Service Technology Collision Repair Technology Computer Information Systems Cosmetic Science Law Enforcement Welding Technology Human Resources Management* Supply Chain Management* Human Services* Industrial Control Systems* Medical Assistant* Nursing* Occupational Therapy Assistant* Physical Therapist Assistant*

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATES Air Conditioning and Refrigeration* Automotive Service Technology Business Technology  Collision Repair Technology  Computer Information Systems  Cosmetology  Enology*  Health Information Technology  Industrial Control Systems  Industrial Electronics Technology Law Enforcement  Practical Nursing  Viticulture* Welding Technology  CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY Allied Health Automotive Service Certified Nursing Assistant Culinary Arts Computer Information Systems Drafting and Design Basic Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician Facilities Maintenance Law Enforcement  Viticulture Welding *Denotes newly accredited program since 2003



Significant Improvements


Significant Improvements Campus Improvements Over the past several years, we have made significant improvements and additions to the buildings on campus. Our campus is a place that students, staff, faculty and visitors can be proud of and enjoy. Some of our most enjoyed improvements include our football stadium and the new Baswell Techionery. Baswell Residence Hall Baswell Techionery Campus Recreation Fields Centennial Plaza Chambers Cafeteria Chartwells Women’s Sports Complex Corley Hall Engineering Addition Crabaugh Hall Critz Hall Hindsman Tower Hughes Hall Hull Building Addition McEver Hall Addition Norman Hall Norman Family Campus Beautification Nutt Residence Hall Old Art Building Paine Residence Hall Physical Plant Building Rothwell Hall Stadium Suites Tech Field (baseball) Techionery Tomlinson Hall Tucker Coliseum Tucker Residence Hall Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field University Commons Phase II

Campus Facts and Figures Tech houses around 3,000 students – triple the number we housed 15 years ago. There are now 900 seats in the recently renovated Chambers Cafeteria. The Russellville campus covers 533 acres. At Tech, students, faculty and staff have more than 5,000 parking spots available.


The Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center opened in 1999. It includes the library, music lab, technology center, computer services, offices for faculty and staff and a board room on its three floors.

Local Impact In a recent study, we found that the two campuses of Arkansas Tech have a conservatively estimated annual impact of more than $219 million on the communities in their immediate service areas. The areas included in the study were: expenditures by the university, student spending and visitors to campus. We’re very proud of those numbers because we believe in the communities that surround our campus. It is our commitment to provide each student with the tools necessary to persist to graduation that will make the greatest long-term impact on the fiscal health of our region. An educated work force is an integral component of attracting new industry. The degrees produced at Arkansas Tech today will benefit our region for generations to come.

The degrees produced at Arkansas Tech today will benefit our region for generations to come.

Gifted Leadership Board of Trustees: Charles Blanchard (2009-Present) Dale Brown (1995-2001) Eric Burnett (2011-Present) John Ed Chambers III (1994-1999 & 2007-Present) W.R. “Bud” Harper (2004-2009) Jim Harwood (1999-2004) Tom Kennedy (2010-Present) Fritz Kronberger (2005-2010) Larry Mabry (1982-1996) Sean McDougal (1997-2007) Johnny Morgan (1987-1994) Phil Phillips Jr. (1998-2003) Terry Rothwell (2003-2008) Mary Anne Salmon (1988-1998) Janice Sutton (1987-2000) Harriet Thone (2000-2005) Rick Thone (1991-1995) Leigh Whiteside (2008-Present) Dean Wilburn (2001-2011)

Vice Presidents: Phil Jacobs (Current) Jayne Jones (Current) David Moseley (Current) Susie Nicholson (Current) John Watson (Current) Travis Adams (1974-1994) Gary Biller (2000-2011) Olin Cook (1979-1995) Earle Doman (1994-2000) Jack Hamm (2002-2008) Jackie Knight (1992-1994) Larry Robinson (1995-2001) Dix Stallings (1974-1995) Chancellors at Ozark Campus: Jo Alice Blondin (2006-2013) Carl Jones (2003-2006)


Fiscal Responsibility Financial Leadership For the past decade, Arkansas Tech University has consistently increased our enrollment and graduation rates while using efficient and cost-effective means. Tech leads the state in using productive instructional delivery with a focus on completion — a direction the governor set in 2011 for Arkansas’s four-year, state-funded universities and colleges. Although state funding per full-time student (FTE) has dropped significantly over the past 20 years for all state universities, including Tech, potential students will always find us an affordable option. We maintain our affordability by operating with a balanced budget and supporting an efficient employee-to-student ratio. Through the leadership of our board of trustees and the hard work of faculty and staff, we also maintain a high level of quality. Tech continues to have the lowest annualized tuition and fees of the five largest public universities in Arkansas.

We’re proud to lead in financial responsibility among our state’s public universities.

67+33+B39+61B 1993 Operational Funding

2013 Operational Funding

67% State 33% Tuition, Fees, Grants, Private Gifts

39% State 61% Tuition, Fees, Grants, Private Gifts



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