Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Academic Affairs

Arkansas Tech University is a comprehensive public higher education institution that is committed to teaching and learning supported by scholarship and service.  ATU is regionally accredited as an institution through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) with many individual programs accredited through appropriate professional organizations. Tech has a long history of academic excellence which began over 100 years ago as the Second District Agricultural School in 1909 and has evolved to offer programs ranging from a Doctorate in Educational Leadership to over 85 Master and Bachelor programs in various traditional and emerging disciplines across five Academic Colleges.   Through the College of eTech, Arkansas Tech offers online programs extending access to quality education for traditional and non-traditional students.  Through its Ozark campus, ATU offers associate degrees and technical certificates for students with a focus on job readiness while allowing opportunities for students to continue towards 4-year degrees. 

Arkansas Tech is committed to providing affordable higher education while supporting student success.  Tech is continuously developing and implementing innovations which support timely graduation and provide high impact learning opportunities that facilitate career success. Tech also strives to be a leader with the introduction of programs in response to the current job market demands and needs. 

We welcome your questions, suggestions and feedback about any of our programs.  Please contact us at: or by phone: (479) 968-0319.


Phillip Bridgmon Ph.D

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Professor of Political Science