Jan 24, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Board of Trustees and College Personnel

Board of Trustees

Jane Adair R.G. Earnest Chris McNew
Kirk Campbell Sara Jo Fendley Scott Miller
David Evans Bill Lovell Don Tomlinson


Dr. Randall Esters
Ed.D., Lamar University
Education Specialist, M.Ed., B.S., McNeese State University
Dr. Donna Wood
B.S., M.A., Ed.D., University of Arkansas
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Dr. Rodney Arnold
Ed.D., University of Missouri
M.Ed., University of Arkansas
B.S., College of the Ozarks
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Donald R. Sugg
B.S., Accounting, University of Arkansas (Little Rock)
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Joe Berry
M.P.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock
B.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Associate Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development

Full-Time Teaching Faculty and Deans

Joshua Alexander
B.A., History, University of California
J.D., Washington and Lee University
M.A., History, San Diego State University
Social Science
Julia Angel
A.A.S., North Arkansas Community College
B.S.E., M.S.E., University of Arkansas
Faculty Coordinator; Center for Teaching and Learning
Kara Arnold
B.A., University of Central Arkansas
Business and Information Technology
Dr. Laura Berry
B.S., Howard Payne University
M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Arkansas
Dean of Arts, Sciences, Business, and Information Technology
Steve Block
A.A.S., North Arkansas College
Collision Repair Technology
Nell Bonds
B.A., B.S., M.S., Arkansas Tech University
Dean of Technical and Outreach Programs
Kim Brooks
B.A., University of North Carolina
M.A., Duke University
Tavonda Brown
B.S.E., University of Central Arkansas
M.Ed., University of Arkansas
Dean of Student Services
Michelle Buchanan
B.S., McPherson College
M.S. University of Arkansas
Dustin Burleson
Technical Certificate, North Arkansas College
Manufacturing Technology
Craig Cates
A.A.S., North Arkansas College
B.S.E., University of Arkansas
ADHE Certified - Electronics & Computer Engineering
Information Systems
Jackie Cheek, MSN, RN
A.S.N., Arkansas State University
B.S.N., Chamberlain College of Nursing
M.S.N., Chamberlain College of Nursing
Registered Nursing
Harry Cikanek Truck Driving
Tim Coone
B.A., M.A., Arkansas State University
Celia DeWoody
B.A., Mississippi University for Women
M.A., Morehead State University
Jennifair Ditmanson, MSN, RN
A.A.S., North Arkansas College
B.S.N., Arkansas Tech University
M.S.N., Grand Canyon University
Director, Practical Nursing
Salvador Domino
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi
M.F.A., University of Alabama
Jennifer Feighert, MSN, RN
B.S.N., University of Central Missouri
M.S.N.c, American Sentinel University
Registered Nursing
Julie Garrett Adult Education
Carrie Geier, BSN, RN
B.S.N., University of Texas Medical Branch
M.S. Ed., Arkansas State University
Registered Nursing
Sherry Gibbany-Poulos
B.S., M.A. University of Arkansas
Director, Medical Laboratory Technology
Trevor Gibbins, BSN, RN
ADN, North Arkansas College
BSN, Arkansas Tech University
Practical Nursing
Amy Gipson, MSN, RN
B.S.N., Union University
M.S.N., University of Arkansas
Registered Nursing
John Graves
B.S., Excelsior College
Surgical Technology
John Gripka
B.S.E., M.A., Missouri State University
Social Sciences
Chad Hathaway Construction Equipment Operation
Michelle Hirsh, RN
A.D.N., Iowa Central College
Certified Nursing Assistant
Bobby Howard
A.A., North Arkansas College
B.A., School of the Ozarks
M.A., Henderson State University
Health/P.E., Women’s Basketball Coach, Athletic Director
Steven Hunter
B.S., Lubbock Christian College
M.S., Sul Ross State University
Education Specialist/Secondary, Missouri State University
Health/P.E., Men’s Basketball Coach
Vincent Isakson
B.S., Lewis-Clark State College
M.S., Washington State University
Ph.D., Boise State University
Physical Science
Carla Jacobs, MSN, RN
A.D.N., Indian Hills Community College
B.S.N., Arkansas Tech University
M.S.N., American Sentinel University
Director, Registered Nursing
Danielle James
B.S.E., M.S.E., Arkansas Tech University
College Preparatory
Sherry Jennings
B.S., University of Central Arkansas
M.A., University of Central Arkansas
Chad Johnson
B.A., University of Arkansas-Little Rock
J.D., William H. Bowen School of Law,
University of Arkansas-Little Rock
Department Chair, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, and Education
Dr. Mark Jonasson
Ph.D. Biology, Loma Linda University
M.S. Biology, California State University
M.A. Education, Pacific Union College
B.A. Life Science, Pacific Union College
Life Sciences
Cheryl Keymer
B.S., Arkansas Tech University
M.Ed., University of Arkansas
Department Chair, Business and Information Technology
Melanie King
B.A., College of the Ozarks
M.A., University of Arkansas
Ben Kiracofe, MSN, RN
A.A.S. Nursing, Southwestern Michigan College
B.S.N., M.S.N., Univerty of Phoenix
Registered Nursing
Chris LaFata
M.B.A., University of Phoenix
B.S.,  Social Studies Education
John Levy
B.S., University of Arkansas
Engineering Technology
Nate Light
M.S., Missouri State University
B.S., Wildlife Biology
Michael Mahoney
A.A., Wentworth Military Academy
B.S., M.A., Arkansas State University
M.F.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Seychelle Mahoney
B.S., College of the Ozarks
M.A., Southwest Baptist University
Health, P.E., Softball
Valerie Martin
B.S., M.S., Missouri State University
Department Chair, Math, Science and Agriculture
Cindy Mayo, MSN, RN
B.S.N., West Virginia Wesleyan College
M.S.N., University of Virginia
Dean of Health Professions
Emily McGee, MSN, RN
B.S.N., Arkansas State University
M.S.N., University of Arkansas for Medical Science
Practical Nursing
Kim McGowan, MSN, RN
B.S.N., Arkansas Tech University
M.S.N., University of Central Arkansas
Registered Nursing
Janet McMurrin
M.ED, Arkansas Tech University
B.S., Arkansas Tech University
A.A.S., North Arkansas College
Business and Information Technology
Paula Melton
B.S., Arkansas Tech University
M.S., Arkansas Tech University
Business and Information Technology
Jackson Murray
B.A., University of Arkansas
M.S., Nova Southeastern University
Social Sciences
Rebecca Nicola, BSIS (RT) (R) (CT)
A.A.S., North Arkansas College
B.S.R.T., University of Arkansas Ft. Smith
Clinical Coordinator
Eric Osner
B.S, M.S., Evangel University
Men’s Baseball
Kevin Parker
A.A.S., North Arkansas College Technology
ADHE Certified
ASE Certified Master Technician
Automotive Service
Shelle Patterson
B.S., B.S.Ed., Truman State University
M.S., Baylor University
Laine Perez
B.A., University of Central Arkansas
M.A., University of Texas Austin
Kim Potts
B.S., College of the Ozarks
M.S. Ed. University of Arkansas
Business and Information Technology
Annette Robinson
B.S., M.S.Ed., Arkansas Tech University
Patrick Schoenhofer
B.S.Ed., M.S., Pittsburg State University
Viancie Sims, BSN, RN
A.D.N., North Arkansas College
B.S.N., Arkansas Tech University
Practical Nursing
Jeff Smith
A.A., North Arkansas College
Steven Stanley
B.S.E., Arkansas State University
Welding Technology
Pamela Stone
B.A., M.A., University of Arkansas
Department Chair, Communications and College Preparatory
Kimberly Jean Tinsley, MSN, RN
B.S.N., Pittsburg State University
M.S.N., Arkansas State University
Certified Nurse Educator
Director, Simulation Lab
Sherri Townsend
B.A., Hendrix College
M.S., University of Arkansas
Life Sciences
Dean Vail
B.S., San Diego State University
Engineering Technology
Reynaldo Vargas
B.A., Southeast Missouri State University
M.F.A., Southern Illinois University
Jennifer Usrey
B.S., Arkansas Tech University
M.S., University of Central Arkansas
Jo Ann Walden
M.Ed., University of Houston, University Park
BS, University of Houston, Clear Lake City
A.A., San Jacinto College
Education and Mathematics
Schan Weisman
B.A., College of the Ozarks
M.A., University of Central Missouri
Criminal Justice
Jacob Williams
A.A., Arkansas State University Newport
B.S., Arkansas Tech University
Suzanne Woods, BSRT, RT(R)
B.S., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
M.S., Arkansas Tech University
Director, Radiologic Technology
David Zirkle
A.A., North Arkansas College Technical Programs
Construction Technology

Full-Time Professional and Support Staff

Trish Villines Office of the President
Kristy Thomas Office of the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Jacquie Markle Office of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Cherie Conner, Director
Paul Edmondson
Amy Givens
Julie Garrett
Nancy Wood
Adult Education
Sean Milliken Agriculture Facilities Coordinator
Jordan Hunter
Ryan Hargrove
Athletic Department Administrative Support
Brandy Gatlin Arts, Sciences, Business, & Information Technology Support
Jennifer Marshall, Director
Jennifer Bingenheimer
Ricci Dillon
Amanda Eastep
Shari Holt
Tonya House
Mary Mallett
Colleen Wilson
Jennifer Boucher
Business Office
Sam Martin, Director
Daniel Cannon, Officer
Campus Safety
Rebecca Martin, Director
Brittany Harris
Career Pathways Initiative
Rachel Nelson Career Planning and Placement Coordinator
Linda Tamayo Carroll County Center Operations Coordinator
Judith Branscum College and Career Coaches
Sarah Bing, Assistant Director Community Education and High School Relations
Kristin Griffin Administrative Assistant Title III/President’s Office
Jennifer Haddock, Director
Jessica Butterfield
Ashley Pemberton
Financial Aid
Sherry Harris Faculty Support
Kris Greening, Director
Linda Davis
Human Resources
Rick Williams, Director
Mary Bausch
Jason Berger
Aaron Bueg
Michael Duggan
Brenda Freitas
Ryan Hoffman
Information Technology Services
Katherine Vaughn, Director Institutional Effectiveness
Michelle Bear Academic Technologist
Billie Reed, Director
Holly Gillies
Michelle Hirsh
Amanda Gipson
Jennifer Scott
Ashely Phillips
Deena Tougaw
Scott Howie, Asst. Director
Davina Hefley
Teresa Jones
Brenda Roberts
Northark Technical Center
Sarah Burnett
Becky Clary
Health Professions Support
Technical Programs Support
Kevin Somers, Director
Sam Alford
Kevin Davis
Clay Creager
Gary Walters
Wesley Crow
J.D. Downes
Rick Graves
Travis Harris
Rex Kindal
Bobby Little
Jack Moomey
Rick Moore
Eddie Phillips
Iris Roe
Physical Plant

Micki Somers, Director
Chandra Huston
Brandon Cone

Public Relations & Marketing
Charla Jennings
Mandy Moore
Joanna Keys
Haley Markle
Registrar and Director of Admissions
Joetta Adams Special Event Manager
Sheila Ogier
Brent Long
Brittany Riff
Student Accounts
Sharla Hellen
Michelle Palmer
Anna Edwards
Lacey Vanderpool
Student Resource Coordinator
Tavonda Brown, Dean
Dr. Douglas Gere, Advisor
Robert Markle, Advisor
Randy Scaggs, Advisor
Tatum King
Student Services
Kim Brecklein, Director
Tamela Lee
Rose Sims
Amber Harris
Student Support Services
Pam Richiert, Director TRIO Programs
Christine Rose TRIO Support
Michelle Byler TRIO Support
Richard Criger EOC
Natosha Beaver ETS
Pam Freer ETS
Carol Gilley ETS
Della Hand EOC
Autumn Hunter ETS
Holly Sanderson ETS
Charles Summers ETS
Melissa Wyatt AmeriCorps VISTA coordinator