Leadership Tech Accepting Nominations

Nominations are now open for individuals interested in joining the fourth cohort of Leadership Tech.

The Leadership Tech program is designed to develop individuals as leaders and to build leadership capacity within the faculty and staff on the Russellville and Ozark campuses of Arkansas Tech. 

Those selected to participate in the cohort will participate in a two-year program that will provide them with an opportunity to develop their leadership acumen and learn more about various elements of the university during year one and engage in a collaborative project to benefit Arkansas Tech during year two.

Any full-time faculty or staff member (classified or unclassified) may be nominated for Leadership Tech. Anyone can nominate a candidate for the program, and individuals are allowed to nominate themselves. 

The deadline to nominate an individual for Leadership Tech is Friday, February 15.  Following the nomination period, those nominated will be asked to submit a brief application to be considered for the program. 

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Leadership Tech Program Expanding

Arkansas Tech University will expand its leadership program, Leadership Tech, to a fourth cohort in 2019-20. 

The Leadership Tech program is designed to develop individuals as leaders and to build leadership capacity within the faculty and staff on its Russellville and Ozark campuses. 

Any full-time faculty or staff member (classified or unclassified) may be nominated for Leadership Tech. The cohort will be a diverse representation of the university, recognizing the importance of leadership in all campus offices and academic departments. Anyone can nominate any candidate for the program, and individuals are allowed to nominate themselves.

Due to the limited space available, applications are not retained from year to year, but individuals are encouraged to reapply. 

More information about the nomination process for the fourth cohort will be announced in early February. Employees may watch OneTech and their e-mail for further information.

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Governor to attend dedication of Tyson Foods Logan County Career Center Jan. 22

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus will host a dedication ceremony for the Tyson Foods Logan County Career Center at 2008 Wood Street in Paris at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 22.

The Tyson Foundation provided a $266,600 grant to assist in the construction of the new educational facility.  The building will serve as an Arkansas Tech Career Center (ATCC) satellite location in Paris.

The state of the art facility will allow Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus to provide courses in automation technology, allied health and adult education in the Paris community. A $644,034 regional workforce grant from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education allowed ATU-Ozark to purchase equipment needed for each program.

Arkansas Tech-Ozark Chancellor Bruce Sikes stated, “The establishment of the Tyson Foods Logan County Career Center will provide students and employers with educational access to relevant industry training in the high demand fields of automation and allied health. We plan on serving entry-level secondary students from the area schools as well as adult learners in need of job training opportunities. Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus appreciates the public and private efforts of the Paris Public Schools, the city of Paris, Tyson Foods, the Economic Development Administration, local and state officials and the leadership of our Governor. Arkansas Tech University is committed to providing the communities it serves with educational programming in support of economic initiatives.” 

Scheduled speakers for the dedication include: Governor Asa Hutchinson; Mr. Wayne Fawcett, Superintendent, Paris School District; Dr. Lee Lane, Paris Economic Development; Mr. Jorge D. Ayala, Regional Director, Economic Development Administration; Ms. Tonya Baumgartner, Director, Paris Chamber of Commerce; Mike Rogers, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Dr. Robin E. Bowen, President, Arkansas Tech University; Senator Gary Stubblefield; Representative Jon Eubanks; and Bruce Sikes, Chancellor, Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus.

The ATCC satellite at Paris enables access to credit-bearing credential, certificate and degree attainments offered through Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus. The classes will provide high school students with concurrent college credit at no charge. Adult learners will also have the opportunity to take both GED coursework and industry training classes as a result of the new facility.

The ATCC location in Paris serves high school students from Scranton, Magazine and Paris. For the current semester, there are approximately 58 students enrolled through ATCC.

Complete Coverage: ATU Graduation

Arkansas Tech University confered approximately 900 degrees and other academic credentials during fall 2017 commencement ceremonies at John E. Tucker Coliseum in Russellville this weekend.

Students earning degrees from the Arkansas Tech Graduate College participated in a Friday evening ceremony

The 10 a.m. ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16, included candidates from the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of eTech.

Individuals graduating from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College of Natural and Health Sciences and those earning an associate’s degree received their degree during a 2 p.m. ceremony.

Photos and videos from the ceremonies may be viewed below.

December 2017 Commencements: Graduate College | 12/15/17

December 2017 Commencements: 10AM Ceremony | 12/16/17

December 2017 Commencements: 2pm ceremony | 12/16/17

ATU-Ozark Human Services Program Earns Accreditation

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus has received accreditation for its Associate of Applied Science degree in human services.

The five-year accreditation from the Council for Standards in Human Services (CSHSE) is effective Oct. 29, 2017. The council cited 12 strengths of the program, including the effectiveness of the courses, the fact that the program was designed using the accreditation standards, the support of an advisory board, the evaluation process for faculty, the strong curriculum, the experience gained during the course and the support of the university and the chief academic officer.

“Human Services is an unbelievably broad field, with graduates working in jobs ranging from juvenile justice to mental health to homeland security and many others,” said Lynn Washington, Human Services Program Chair. “The core factors are a deep desire to help others, an ability to really listen and the will to facilitate change.”

According to CSHSE, the accreditation process is designed to assist programs in self-study evaluation and continual improvement in order to produce innovative approaches to the preparation of human service practitioners at all levels.

ATU-Ozark human services graduates complete training as mandated reporters for the state of Arkansas. The human services program at ATU-Ozark was established in 2012.

To learn more, contact the ATU-Ozark Office of Student Services at (479) 667-2117.