Farewell Reception for President Bowen November 8

Dr. Robin E. Bowen
Dr. Robin E. Bowen

Arkansas Tech University will host a farewell reception for Dr. Robin E. Bowen from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

The event will take place in the Hull Building Student Union, 1306 N. El Paso Ave. on the ATU campus in Russellville. The public is invited.

Bowen was elected the 12th president of ATU on April 22, 2014, and took office on July 1, 2014, as the first female president of a public, four-year university in Arkansas.

During her nine years as president, ATU developed and enacted two strategic plans, a new campus master plan and new mission and vision statements.

Arkansas Tech is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the No. 1 regional public university in Arkansas and one of the top 35 public universities in the South. The CollegeNET Social Mobility Index ranks ATU No. 1 in Arkansas and among the top 5 percent of American universities and colleges in terms of improving the socioeconomic status of students from enrollment to early career.