$575,000 Grant Benefits L2L Program at Tech

Arkansas Tech University has received a check for $171,756 from the Walton Family Foundation as the first installment of a grant that will allow for the continuation of the Leader-to-Leader (L2L) program through the Arkansas Center for Executive Leadership.

Dr. Mary B. Gunter (right), dean of the Arkansas Tech Graduate College and College of Education, presented the check to Dr. Robin E. Bowen, Arkansas Tech president, on Thursday, Dec. 3. The total value of the grant is $575,349.

L2L was introduced by Arkansas Tech in 2007 as a means of providing continuing education opportunities for school superintendents. The program was expanded to include school principals in 2010.

Participants in the superintendent and principal L2L programs at Arkansas Tech gather for meetings throughout the academic year to learn new techniques in school leadership and share information about their common challenges and solutions. The members of the 2015-16 L2L classes will be announced in the weeks to come.

Dr. Merle L. Dickerson serves as executive director of the Arkansas Center for Executive Leadership and facilitator for the L2L programs. An alumnus of Arkansas Tech, Dickerson is retired from a four-decade career in K-12 education that included serving as superintendent for the Van Buren School District from 2001-14.

Learn more about the Arkansas Center for Executive Leadership.

Learn more about the Walton Family Foundation.