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NWACC Leadership

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
    (Zone 5)
  • DeAnne Witherspoon, Vice Chairman
    (Zone 2)
  • Mark Scott, Secretary
    (Zone 6)

Board of Trustees 

  • 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.

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Dr. Jorgenson

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. 

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Ricky Tompkins

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.    

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Tim Cornelius

Dr. Todd Kitchen

Vice President of Student Services

Responsible for the overall leadership in planning, organizing and directing all student services and support programs.

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Todd Kitchen

Al Massri

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.  

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Al Massri

Grant Hodges

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.

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Grant Hughes

Liz Anderson

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.

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Liz Anderson