The Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees has selected a Massachusetts university official as the next president of the college in Russellville.
Robin Bowen was elected unanimously during a special board meeting Tuesday. She will be ATU's 12th president and becomes the first woman to serve as president at a public, four-year university in Arkansas.
Bowen is currently the executive vice president and provost at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. She will fill the office being vacated by ATU President Robert Brown.
Brown has announced plans to retire on June 30 after 21 years as the college's president. Bowen takes over on July 1 while Brown will retain the titles of president emeritus and distinguished professor of economics at ATU.