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The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees governs NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC). It consists of nine elected members, who are residents and qualified electors of the NWACC taxing district, the Rogers and Bentonville public school districts.
Our Board Members
The nine board members take pride in overseeing, guiding and advancing NWACC and its mission to provide accessible, affordable and quality education.
- Todd Schwartz, Vice Chairman
- Joe Spivey, Chairman
- Ron Branscum, Secretary
- Lucas Pointer, Zone 1
- DeAnne Witherspoon, Zone 2
- Mike Shupe, Zone 3
- Mauricio Herrera, Zone 8
- Mark Scott, Zone 6
- Debra Hobbs, Zone 7
Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson
Oversees NWACC's administration. Dr. Jorgenson is the third President of the college, joining a group of exceptional leaders, who have contributed to the college's growth, development, and success.
Dr. Ricky Tompkins
Vice President of Learning / CAO
Provides leadership to carry out the academic mission of the college by cultivating and supporting faculty excellence and achievement.
Dr. Tim Cornelius
Vice President of Career and Workforce Education
Oversees NWACC's workforce and economic development (non-credit) and adult education activies, as well as the Health Professions division.
Dr. Todd Kitchen
Vice President of Student Services
Responsible for the overall leadership in planning, organizing, and directing all student services and support programs.
Vice President of Administration
Oversees services that are provided to support and enrich the campus experience for students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Dr. Lisa Anderson
Executive Director of Planning Effectiveness & Public Relations
Oversees the college’s public relations, marketing, grants, institutional research, and strategic planning functions in support of the college's mission.
Executive Director of Community & Government Relations
Works with state and federal legislators, statewide elected officials and state agency officials to advance the college's academic and legislative agenda.
Chief Financial Officer
Manages NWACC's finances, including financial planning, analysis, reporting, management of financial risks, and record-keeping.