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NWACC's Board of Trustees governs the college and consists of nine elected members, who are residents and qualified electors of the NWACC taxing district - the Rogers and Bentonville public school districts.
NWACC also has a cabinet consisting of leaders from around the college. Learn more
about NWACC's president and various division and department leaders below.
Board of Trustees Members
The nine board members take pride in overseeing, guiding and advancing NWACC and its mission to provide accessible, affordable and quality education.
- Ron Branscum, Chairman
- DeAnne Witherspoon, Vice Chairman
- Mark Scott, Secretary
- Lucas Pointer, Zone 1
- Rachel Harris, Zone 3
- Todd Schwartz, Zone 4
- Jerry Vest, Zone 7
- Mauricio Herrera, Zone 8
- Joe Spivey, Zone 9
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 activities, 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 Finance and Administration
Oversees the college budgeting, planning, human resources and campus information technology, as well as project management, public safety and risk management, and the physical facilities and construction.
Executive Director of Community & Government Relations and Marketing
Oversees the college’s government relations at all levels including local, state and federal, provides management over marketing and public relations efforts and serves as the official spokesperson for NWACC.
Executive Director of Advancement
Oversees all major gift and philanthropic fundraising to support the short and long-term plans of the college, and serves in a dual role as manager of the day-to-day operations of the NWACC Foundation and a liaison to the Foundation Board of Directors.