Chief Academic Officer | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Dr. Ricky Tompkins

As the VP of Learning/Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Tompkins leads the Office of Academic Affairs.  Working with deans, department chairs, faculty, and staff, he ensures that NWACC is supporting student success by providing an excellent education; recruiting and retaining its outstanding and diverse faculty; and fulfilling its commitment to Northwest Arkansas and beyond through teaching, research, creative activity, and community engagement.

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees and provides campus leadership for the academic enterprise at NWACC.  The following units comprise our Academic Affairs Office.