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Date Milestone
Aug. 23, 2013 Dr. Robert Brown announces that the 2013-14 academic year will be his last as active president at Arkansas Tech.
 
Oct. 4, 2013 Board of Trustees Workshop [Minutes]
 
Oct. 10, 2013  Board of Trustees Retreat [Minutes
 
Oct. 17, 2013  Board of Trustees announces Advisory Committee on Presidential Search. 
 
Oct. 29, 2013 Advisory Committee on Presidential Search meeting [Minutes]

Dec. 12-13, 2013

Arkansas Tech hosts open forums on presidential search, providing faculty, staff and students with an opportunity to meet with consulting firm Academic Search, Inc. [Memorandum] [Minutes]

March 26, 2014 Arkansas Tech announces the four finalists to become the 12th president of the university: Dr. J. William Berry, executive vice president and provost at the University of Dallas; Dr. Robin E. Bowen, executive vice president and provost at Fitchburg State University; Dr. Rex Gandy, provost at Texas A&M University-Kingsville; and Dr. Robert J. Marley, vice president for student success at Montana State University.

March 31-April 1, 2014 Finalist Dr. Robin E. Bowen makes official visits to the Arkansas Tech campuses in Russellville and Ozark.

April 2-3, 2014 Finalist Dr. J. William Berry makes official visits to the Arkansas Tech campuses in Russellville and Ozark.

April 7-8, 2014 Finalist Dr. Rex Gandy makes official visits to the Arkansas Tech campuses in Russellville and Ozark.

April 14-15, 2014 Finalist Dr. Robert J. Marley makes official visits to the Arkansas Tech campuses in Russellville and Ozark.

April 22, 2014 The Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees unanimously elects Dr. Robin E. Bowen as the 12th president of the institution during a special meeting on the south lawn of the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center.
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