ASUMH vice chancellor named Black River Technical College president

A member of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home's administration is moving on to a new opportunity. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Martin Eggensperger has been selected as the new president of Black River Techincal College in Pocahontas and Paragould.

During his time at ASU-Mountain Home, Dr. Eggensperger has led Higher Education Commission reaccreditation efforts, guided strategic planning and led all academic programming. During his time, the university was recognized by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and last year, it was placed on the Chronicle of Higher Education's list of top 25 community colleges in the country for student success.

Dr. Eggensperger was selected as Black River's fifth president on Tuesday. The announcement followed a four-month search led by its seven-member Board of Trustees and assisted by a 22-member search committee of community members and Black River vice presidents, faculty, staff and students representing the four-county service area and both campuses.

Prior to ASU-Mountain Home, Dr. Eggensperger served as mathematics faculty, division chair of general studies and associate vice president for institutional effectiveness at Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff. He is also a former interim president and vice president for instruction at the College of the Ouachitas in Malvern.

Dr. Eggensperger will succeed interim president Dr. Jan Ziegler. His first day on the job has yet to be determined.

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