Dr. Peter Dykema and Dr. Jacob Grosskopf will assume co-director roles for Arkansas Governor’s School at Arkansas Tech University in advance of the summer 2023 program.
They succeed Dr. Robin Lasey, who has provided leadership for AGS since it was awarded to Arkansas Tech in September 2018. Lasey is leaving ATU to pursue another career opportunity.
“We are grateful to Dr. Lasey for her exemplary efforts on behalf of AGS and her role as an ATU faculty member,” said Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe, ATU interim vice president for academic affairs. “We wish her the best in her future endeavors and look forward to the leadership Dr. Dykema and Dr. Grosskopf will provide for Arkansas Governor’s School.”
Dykema, who joined the ATU faculty in 2001, is professor of history at Arkansas Tech. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Hope College, a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary and Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Arizona.
Grosskopf is associate professor of geology at Arkansas Tech. He joined the ATU faculty in 2016. Grosskopf holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana Tech University and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Louisiana State University.
AGS serves selected students from around the state during the summer before their senior year in high school. The Arkansas Department of Education Gifted and Talented Programs administrator supervises Arkansas Governor’s School with assistance from an advisory council.
The Arkansas Board of Education selected ATU as the 2019-21 and 2022-24 host site for Arkansas Governor’s School.
The 44th Arkansas Governor’s School will take place July 5-Aug. 1, 2023, at ATU in Russellville.
Learn more at www.atu.edu/ags.