Nomination & Application Process


Arkansas Tech University invites applications and nominations for the position of president. Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech is a moderately selective, master's degree-granting institution located in Russellville, Ark., with a satellite campus 40 miles to the west in Ozark, Ark. Current enrollment at Arkansas Tech is 11,385 students.

The 12th president of Arkansas Tech will take office on or around July 1, 2014, and will succeed Dr. Robert C. Brown, who announced in August 2013 that he will step down as president of the institution on June 30, 2014, following 21 years of service as the chief executive officer for Arkansas Tech. The university has been a model for stable and effective leadership at the executive level for many generations. Only four individuals have served as president at Arkansas Tech since 1932.

Arkansas Tech has the second-highest graduation rate among all public universities in its state, and it was identified by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2013 as the fifth-fastest growing master's degree-granting institution in the United States. Enrollment at Arkansas Tech has grown by 169 percent since 1997, and the university has established a new school record enrollment in each of the last 15 years. Annual degree production at Arkansas Tech has increased by 268 percent during Dr. Brown's tenure as president, and more than 60 new academic programs have been developed under his leadership.

An Arkansas Tech education is characterized by faculty members whose primary focus is on classroom instruction. Students may choose from more than 100 programs of study offered through seven colleges: Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, Professional Studies, and the Graduate College.

Qualifications and Application Procedures

The 12th president of Arkansas Tech will demonstrate an established track record of significant and successful leadership as a senior administrator. The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree and a passion for enhancing the educational attainment of the constituents served by Arkansas Tech.

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. A complete search prospectus is available at Additional information can be found at and

Applications should include a cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the names of five professional references with full contact information, including e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Nominations and applications must be submitted electronically to To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by February 17, 2014.

The names of all candidates or nominees for the position are a matter of public record as the search process complies with the open meetings-open records statutes and policies of the State of Arkansas.

Confidential conversations may be obtained by contacting Jessica Kozloff, Senior Consultant, at or Jacqueline Woods, Senior Consultant, at To inquire by phone, please arrange a call with Dr. Kozloff or Ms. Woods by contacting Lauren Johnson at 202-263-7474 or

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. AA/EOE.