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Southern Arkansas University Tech

SAU Tech is a two-year public college which is part of the Southern Arkansas University System. The college began in 1968 and has an average enrollment of over 2,000 students. The college employs over 150 staff and faculty and is located inside Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, Arkansas.

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Accreditation

Southern Arkansas University Tech is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission North Central Association.

The Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
Telephone: 1.800.621.7440 or 1.312.263.0456
Facsimile: 1.312.263.7462

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

For more information, visit the Planning, Accountability and Development page.

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Governance

SAU Tech operates under the governance of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Arkansas University System located in Magnolia, Arkansas. Dr. Corbet Lamkin is the Chancellor of SAU Tech and is supervised by Dr. David Rankin, President of the Southern Arkansas University System. Dr. Rankin is advised by the Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

Mr. Edgar Lee, Chair
Mr. Kenneth "Ken" W. Sibley, Vice-Chair
Mr. William "Bill" Stringfellow, Secretary
William “Steve” Keith

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Mission

Southern Arkansas University Tech is a two-year comprehensive college emphasizing technical education and is committed to providing quality educational programs delivered through various technologies and methodologies to meet the needs of its service areas. SAU Tech accomplishes its mission through technical career programs, transfer curricula, continuing education, workforce education, transitional education, and administrative, student and community services.

Vision

Leading Arkansas in Economic and Educational Transformation.

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Purpose

  • Provide employable technical skills at the entry level through certificate and associate degree programs.
  • Provide the first two years of a university transfer program.
  • Provide continuing education opportunities for the enhancement of job skills.
  • Provide student support services that maximize the students' opportunities to be successful.
  • Provide administrative services that ensure efficient operation of SAU Tech.
  • Provide a learning environment with quality facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and sufficient supplies and materials.
  • Provide for faculty and staff development through annual evaluations, program review processes, and professional development opportunities.
  • Provide community services to enrich the lives of area residents.
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Institutional Values

  • Every employee and his/her contribution to SAU Tech.
  • Each person served or seeking service.
  • Personal and professional honesty and integrity.
  • The trust and confidence placed in SAU Tech by its constituencies.
  • A caring learning environment that promotes access, scholarship, innovation and the success of all students.
  • A climate that reflects a deep appreciation and acceptance of diversity.
  • Accountability on all levels that is reflected in wise stewardship of public resources.
  • Collaborative and cooperative partnerships that improve the quality of life for those served.
  • Innovation and the ability to meet the changing needs of its constituencies.
  • The history of SAU Tech and its contributions.
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