Dr. Robin Myers, Chancellor of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH), has been named Pacesetter of the Year by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) for District 4 which includes Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming.

He will be recognized at their annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct. 27-29. The Pacesetter of the Year Award honors a community college chief executive officer who has demonstrated special leadership and support in college communications and marketing.

When Myers was named Chancellor of ASUMH in 2012, he was only the second president in the college’s history. The college was positioned as a transfer-degree institution and had very little in the way of technical degrees.

Myers was instrumental in the establishment of the ASUMH Technical Center, which now offers Automotive Services, Machining, Mechatronics, Construction Technology, and Welding. The center has expanded and now includes classes that are workforce-specific, including a new fiberglass boat-building program in response to local manufacturers Ranger Boats, Bass Cat and Vexus.

In 2017, a partnership with Baxter International allowed for the expansion of the technical facility by 4,500 square-feet and more than a million dollars for new equipment and resources to expand the workforce.

Under his leadership, ASUMH was recognized in 2018 as the top community college in the nation by WalletHub and #2 in the nation in 2019.  Additionally, ASUMH has been ranked #1 in the state of Arkansas by MSN Money. Myers has instituted a solid strategic planning process for the institution that links budget and planning with assessment.

Myers has served as president of the Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors and as a member of the Baxter County Library Foundation and the Advertising and Promotion Board. Before joining ASUMH, Myers served as President of Arkansas Northeastern College (ANC) since 2005. He previously served ANC as Vice President of Instruction from 1998-2004, Dean for Community Education and College Advancement from 1996-1998, Associate Dean and then Dean for Continuing and Community Education from 1992-1996, and Coordinator of the Business and Industry Resource Center from 1989-1992.

Dr. Myers received the Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Arkansas State University, a Master of Science degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas and the Doctor of Education degree from the University of Memphis.

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