Dr. Bentley Wallace, Chancellor

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Dr. Bentley Wallace, Chancellor

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Dr. Bentley Wallace was named Chancellor of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home on  Aug. 1, 2023.

Wallace – a native of nearby Mountain View with broad experience in executive leadership, higher education, workforce training initiatives and fund-raising served as the president of South Arkansas College in El Dorado since 2020.

Prior to joining SouthArk, Wallace served at University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College as dean of technical and professional studies from 2018-2020 and as vice chancellor for economic development from 2013-2018. He was division chair and director of business and transportation technology at ASU-Newport from 2006-2013.

His private sector experience includes director of operations at Ronnie Dowdy Trucking Inc., division manager for WCA Waste Systems Inc. and general manager of JIT Warehouse Services.

Wallace was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Master of Science in Education from Arkansas State University and an Ed.D. in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education from the University of Arkansas.



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