Dr. Bentley Wallace selected as Dean of the School of Technical and Professional Studies
Dr. Bentley E. Wallace has been selected as University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College’s first Dean of the School of Technical and Professional Studies and will begin working in the new position after July 2. Following a national search process, UA-PTC Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Dr. Marla Strecker, made the selection announcement June 15, 2018. The newly formed School of Technical and Professional Studies includes the college’s traditional, post-secondary technical programs and its business and information technology programs.
Dr. Wallace has served as UA-PTC’s Vice Chancellor for Economic Development since January 2013. Prior to joining UA-PTC, Wallace was an academic administrator at Arkansas State University – Newport for six years. Before working in higher education, he had a successful career in the private sector, primarily in the transportation industry.
Dr. Wallace holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in education from Arkansas State University. His doctorate in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education is from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville. Wallace’s doctoral research focused on the Career Readiness Certificate in Arkansas.
Bentley lives with his family in North Little Rock. His wife, Darby, is a library media specialist in the North Little Rock School District. Their son, Miller, will be a freshman at North Little Rock High School later this year. Darby and Bentley’s adult daughter is married and lives in Harrison, Arkansas.
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