RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (ATU)--Arkansas Tech University marked a milestone on Thursday when Dr. Robert C. Brown attended the final Board of Trustees meeting of his 21-year presidency.
Brown will retire from the presidency on June 30, 2014, as the second-longest serving president in Arkansas Tech history. He took office on July 1, 1993.
Only J.W. Hull, who served as Arkansas Tech president from 1932-67, has held the office for a longer period of time.
As determined by the Board of Trustees during its March 2014 meeting, Brown will assume the titles of president emeritus and distinguished professor of economics at Arkansas Tech on July 1, 2014. Hull and Brown are the only individuals in Arkansas Tech history to receive the title of president emeritus.
Dr. Robin E. Bowen was unanimously elected by the Board of Trustees as the 12th president of Arkansas Tech on April 22, 2014. She will take office on July 1, 2014.