The South Arkansas Community College (SouthArk) Board of Trustees voted for Dr. Bentley Wallace to become SouthArk’s fifth president. Currently serving as Dean of the School of Technical and Professional Studies at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Tech, Wallace expects to assume the presidency on February 1.
He replaces Dr. Barbara Jones, who recently retired after serving ten years as SouthArk’s president.
“I am very honored to be selected as the next president of South Arkansas Community College, and I appreciate the thorough process and diligence provided by the search committee, the board of trustees and the search firm,” Wallace says, who also indicated his excitement to work for and connect with students and communities around El Dorado.
“SouthArk is a fantastic college, and El Dorado is such a vibrant and exciting place,” he said. “Everyone I’ve met at the college, in restaurants, and in shops have been extremely friendly and welcoming. Our family is very excited as we plan our move to Union County and look forward to serving and getting to know our new friends and neighbors.”