Bridgmon Recommended for Associate VPAA

Dr. Mohamed Abdelrahman, vice president for academic affairs at Arkansas Tech University, will recommend Dr. Phillip B. Bridgmon for the role of associate vice president for academic affairs when the ATU Board of Trustees meets on Thursday, Aug. 17.

The decision, which follows the recommendation made by the search committee, was announced on Monday, July 31.

Pending board approval, Bridgmon will succeed Dr. David Underwood, who completed 16 years on the faculty when he retired as ATU associate vice president for academic affairs on June 30.

Bridgmon (photographed) has served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla., since 2012.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of North Alabama, a Master of Science degree in criminal justice from the University of Alabama and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science from the University of Alabama.