Governor’s School Remains at ATU Through 2024

Gov. Asa Hutchinson
Gov. Asa Hutchinson spoke to the 40th Arkansas Governor's School on July 30, 2019, at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.

Arkansas Governor’s School will continue to be conducted on the Arkansas Tech University campus in Russellville through 2024.

The decision to award AGS to Arkansas Tech from 2022-24 was made during a meeting of the Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday, June 10.

“When Arkansas Tech University began its association with Arkansas Governor’s School in 2019, we made a promise to serve as proper stewards of a great Arkansas tradition,” said Dr. Robin E. Bowen, ATU president. “Through our collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Tech has applied its institutional strengths to provide AGS students with an enriching educational experience. We are pleased to continue this partnership for an additional three years, and we look forward to the transformational opportunities that AGS will continue to provide for many of the top high school students in our state.”

Founded in 1979 by Gov. Bill Clinton, Arkansas Governor’s School serves up to 400 selected students from around the state during the summer before their senior year in high school. The 42nd Arkansas Governor’s School is scheduled for July 5-Aug. 1, 2021, on the ATU campus in Russellville.

The Arkansas Department of Education Gifted and Talented Programs administrator supervises Arkansas Governor’s School with assistance from an advisory council appointed by the governor.

More information about AGS at Arkansas Tech is available at