Dr. Summer DeProw began serving as Chancellor at University of Arkansas
Pulaski Technical College on Jan. 2, 2023. Previously she served as UA-PTC’s
Provost and before arriving at UA-PTC, Dr. DeProw served as Assistant Vice
Chancellor for Assessment and Accreditation at Arkansas State University
(A-State) in Jonesboro. She had been with A-State for six years and started as
the Director of Assessment. She was promoted to Assistant Vice Chancellor after
two years in the Director’s position.
She has a strong background working with international and other diverse
student populations. In 2014, DeProw graduated from the University of
Mississippi’s (UM) doctoral program in Higher Education where she researched
student intercultural competence development, postsecondary education systems in
South Africa, and the history of faculty participation in campus integration
during the US Civil Rights era. During her career at Williams Baptist
University, she instructed and mentored many international students from Asia,
Africa, Europe, and Central and South America, as well as a multitude of
historically disadvantaged domestic students.
Dr. DeProw continues to hold graduate teaching privileges at A-State. She was
named outstanding doctoral student and holds graduate teaching privileges at UM.
DeProw served for 18 years as Business Department Chair at Williams Baptist
University and earned Associate Professor rank.
In addition to her post-graduate work, Dr. DeProw holds a bachelor’s degree
in accounting, an MBA, and a Specialist in Community College Teaching from
A-State. DeProw has served higher education since 1997 and throughout her career
has mentored hundreds of students, developed curriculum and programs, coached
national award-winning collegiate teams, participated in economic and workforce
development, and served many faculty and staff.