Valerie Breashears


Education History

  • EDD- University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • MS-Arkansas Tech University
  • BA-Arkansas Tech University


Dr. Breashears joined the Office of Admissions in September 2023. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in college student personnel from ATU. She earned her Doctor of Education degree in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2018. Her research is focused on college student recruitment and retention predictive modeling. Dr. Breashears has worked in a variety of roles in academic and student affairs at Centenary College of Louisiana, UA Little Rock, ATU, UCLA, and Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. She resides in Dardanelle on her family's farm with her husband Chris.