Pulaski Tech merger with UA System becomes official|
A Letter from the Chancellor:
It is official! I’m pleased to share with you the news that as Feb. 1, 2017, we are officially a member of the University of Arkansas System. Our new name is University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College, or UA – Pulaski Tech, or UA-PTC for short.
This merger has been an ongoing process since March 2016. Our PTC Board of Trustees voted unanimously on May 11, 2016, to accept the invitation to join the University of Arkansas System extended by Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, president of the UA System. The University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees voted unanimously on May 26, 2016, to accept PTC as the sixth two-year school to join the U of A System. The merger was finalized by approval from the Higher Learning Commission, Arkansas State Legislature, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
Both UA-PTC and the UA System will benefit from this partnership and ultimately, the students we serve will reap tremendous benefits. In total, it will continue to add relevance and quality to educational experience for students.
Some of what we expect:
Since 1941, this institution has evolved in innovative ways to serve the citizens of central Arkansas. While our name has changed, our mission to serve our community’s educational needs through technical programs, a university-transfer program and specialized programs for business and industry remains. Please join me in celebrating this historic milestone in the history of our college. Our future is truly “brighter than ever.”
Dr. Margaret Ellibee
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Phone: (501) 812-2200