Dr. Robin E. Bowen
President, Arkansas Tech University
Dr. Robin E. Bowen was elected the 12th president of Arkansas Tech University by the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees on April 22, 2014. She took office on July 1, 2014.
Bowen is the first female president of a public, four-year university in Arkansas.
She previously served at Fitchburg State University (Mass.), where she was vice president
for academic affairs, executive vice president and provost from
Prior to her time at Fitchburg State, Bowen worked in administration at Donnelly College (Kan.), Washburn University (Kan.) and Rockhurst University (Mo.).
She received her Doctor of Education in higher education administration degree from
Texas Tech University. Bowen also holds degrees from the University of Kansas (Bachelor
of Science) and the University of Arkansas (Master of Education).
Bowen and her husband, Doug, are parents of three children: daughters Alexa and Brynn and son Brock.