Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
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Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is a public, open access, two-year campus of the Arkansas State University System, primarily serving students of North Central Arkansas and is located in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Among other tracks, the college prepares nurses who may then go on to serve at the health complex and supporting facilities that surround the Baxter Regional Medical Center located in Mountain Home. ASUMH serves approximately 1,500 students each year. It is located within minutes from two beautiful fresh water lakes and rivers that feature great fishing and water sports opportunities. The campus is located on the south side of the town and the buildings modelled after the University of Virginia.
The Vada Sheid Community Development Center is the largest building on the ASUMH campus. The 65,000 square-foot facility houses an 824 seat auditorium, McClure Convention Center, First Security Amphitheatre, Haley Family Conference Room, Ozark Regional Arts Council Conference Room and Dale Bumpers Great Hall for showing artwork or for receptions. Future plans include the 5,000 square-foot Trout Nature Center.
Ed Coulter, the founding chancellor of the College, announced his intention to retire on June 30, 2012. He served as chancellor for 17 years and was appointed in 1995. Dr. Coulter earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from Ouachita Baptist University and his Masters in Education and his Doctorate in Education from the University of Arkansas. After three years as a public school principal he served 25 years at Ouachita Baptist University, as Assistant to the President, and as Vice President for Administration. Coulter has served previously as the Chair of the American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors. He also has served on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors as well as the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce and as a corporate board member of the Baptist Medical Center System.
On August 1, 2012, Dr. Robin Myers began his appointment as the second chancellor of ASUMH. Dr. Myers had served as President of Arkansas Northeastern College (ANC) since 2005. He previously served ANC as Vice President of Instruction from 1998-2004, Dean for Community Education and College Advancement from 1996-1998, Associate Dean and then Dean for Continuing and Community Education from 1992-1996, and Coordinator of the Business and Industry Resource Center from 1989-1992. Dr. Myers received the Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Arkansas State University, the Master of Science degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas, and the Doctor of Education degree from the University of Memphis.
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