Jul 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Board of Trustees and College Personnel

Board of Trustees

Kevin G. Cheri R.G. Earnest Chris McNew
Sarah Newman 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. Rick Massengale
B.S., Arkansas Tech University
M.B.A., Webster University
Ph.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock
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.Ed., 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
Graduate Certificate in Statistics, UALR
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
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
Dr. Jaquline Cheek, DNP
A.S.N., Arkansas State University
B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P., Chamberlain University
Registered Nursing
Tim Coone
B.A., M.A., Arkansas State University
Albert Copeland
B.S., Auburn University
Ph.D., M.D., College of Georgia
Life Sciences
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
Charles Duggan Truck Driving
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
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
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
Dr. 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
Cheryl Keymer
A.S. North Arkansas Community College
B.S., Arkansas Tech University
M.Ed., University of Arkansas
MBA, Southern Arkansas University
Department Chair, Business and Information Technology
Josephine Kershaw
Ph.D., MBA, Florida State University
Dean of Health Professions
Melanie King
B.A., College of the Ozarks
M.Acc., University of Arkansas
Ben Kiracofe, MSN, RN
A.A.S. Nursing, Southwestern Michigan College
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Phoenix
Registered Nursing
Chris LaFata
M.B.A., University of Phoenix Graduate
Certificate in Economics, College for Financial Planning
B.S.,  Social Studies Education, Kutztown University
John Levy
B.S., University of Arkansas
Engineering Technology
Nate Light
M.S., Missouri State University
B.S., Missouri State University
A.A., Ozarks Technical Community College
Life Sciences
Michael Mahoney
A.A., Wentworth Military Academy
B.S., M.A., Arkansas State University
M.F.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Drama, Speech
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
Emily McGee, MNSc, RN
A.A.S.N., Arkansas State University
B.S.N., University of Phoenix
M.N. Sc., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Practical Nursing
Kimberly 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., M.S., Arkansas Tech University
Business and Information Technology
Angie Moix, RN
A.A.S., North Arkansas College
Certified Nursing Assistant
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
Dr. Laine Perez
B.A., University of Central Arkansas
M.A., University of Texas Austin
Ph.D., 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 Tinsley, MSN, RN
B.S.N., Pittsburg State University
M.S.N., Arkansas State University
Certified Nurse Educator
Certified Health Simulation Educator
Director, Health Education Simulation Center
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.S., University of Central Missouri
Criminal Justice
Jacob Williams
A.A., Arkansas State University Newport
B.S., Arkansas Tech University
Director, EMT/Paramedic
Rick Williams
B.S., John Brown University
M.S., Capella University
Network Systems
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

Joetta  Adams Office of the President
Brandy Gatlin 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 Roberts
Julie Garrett
Nancy Wood
Terri Sparks
Yolande Watson
Adult Education
Jacob Granado Agriculture Facilities Coordinator
Jordan Hunter Athletic Department Administrative Support
Kristin Morgan Arts, Sciences, Business, & Information Technology Support
Jennifer Marshall, Director
Lanette Williams
Savannah Rosner
Ricci Dillon
Amanda Eastep
Shari Holt
Tonya House
Brianna Mortenson
Uriel Harp
Jennifer Boucher
Business Office
Sam Martin, Director
Eddie Ragland, Officer
Campus Safety
Rebecca Martin, Director
Brittany Harris
Suzanne Buhr
Career Pathways Initiative
Linda Tamayo Carroll County Center Operations Coordinator
Kelsea Lowery Center for Teaching and Learning Support
Melissa Bray CTE Student Success Coordinator
Sarah Bing, Director
Megan Issacs
Concurrent and Community Education, Title III
Jennifer Haddock, Director
Jessica Butterfield
Brittany Riff
Financial Aid
Sherry Harris Health Professions Support
Kris Greening, Director
Linda Davis
Human Resources
Jason Berger
Aaron Bueg
Michael Duggan
Brenda Freitas
Ryan Hoffman
Caleb Williams
Information Technology Services
Mandy Kilbourn, Director Institutional Effectiveness
Sharla Hellen, Director
Michelle Palmer
Anna Edwards
Emily Akins
Learning Resource Center
Billie Reed, Director
Angie Moix
Ashley Robinson
Jennifer Scott
Ashley Phillips
Deena Dillard
Valerie Brewer
Cindy DeWitt
Dan Dillard
Chrissie Larchez
Candra Hutcheson
Jennifer Wilson
Scott Howie, Director
Davina Hefley
Teresa Jones
Brenda Roberts
Northark Technical Center
Becky Clary Northark Technical Programs Support
Kevin Somers, Director
Sam Alford
Gary Walters
Wesley Crow
J.D. Downes
Rick Graves
Chris Harris
Travis Harris
Rex Kindal
Bobby Little
Rick Moore
Maxine O’Brien
Eddie Phillips
Iris Roe
Matt Williams
Physical Plant

Micki Somers, Director
Chandra Huston
Brandon Cone
Rita Rogers

Public Relations & Marketing
Charla Jennings
Mandy Moore
Joanna Keys
Registrar and Director of Admissions
Grant Davis Simulation Center Technician
Sheila Ogier
Brent Long
Sara Smith
Student Accounts
Rachel Nelson, Director
Dr. Douglas Gere, Advisor
Randy Scaggs, Advisor
Jen Harrell, Advisor
Karsen Leigvold, Student Recruitment Specialist
Student Success
Tavonda Brown, Dean
Patti Straub
Student Services
Kim Brecklein, Director
Tamela Lee
Rose Sims
Becky Farmer
Student Support Services
Pam Richiert, Director TRIO Programs
Christine Rose TRIO Support
Michelle Byler EOC Assistant Director
Richard Criger EOC
Haley Markle EOC
Debra Dotolo EOC Support
Natosha Beaver ETS
Pam Freer ETS Assistant Director
Carol Gilley ETS
Mikayla Hudson TRIO Support
Autumn Hunter ETS
Holly Sanderson ETS
Cody Clark ETS
Tiffany Setchfield AmeriCorps VISTA coordinator
Monica Speak Workforce Grant Support
Mary Beth Hatch Workbased Learning Coordinator