Robin Bowen, EDD

President, Arkansas Tech University

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: The Fold: Botanas & Bar

FAVORITE MOVIE: To Kill a Mockingbird

“DO WHAT YOU FEEL IN YOUR HEART TO BE RIGHT — FOR YOU’LL BE CRITICIZED ANYWAY. YOU’LL BE DAMNED IF YOU DO, AND DAMNED IF YOU DON’T.”
— ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Dr. Robin Bowen learned from experience — like warming her bathwater by the fireplace in her youth — that a woman must be able to provide for her family. That’s what her mom did when her father became ill, therefore that’s what she’s always been determined to do. She feels blessed for all of her accomplishments and is proud to now help others find their paths and passions as president of Arkansas Tech.

Robin Bowen, EDD

President, Arkansas Tech University

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: The Fold: Botanas & Bar

FAVORITE MOVIE: To Kill a Mockingbird

“DO WHAT YOU FEEL IN YOUR HEART TO BE RIGHT — FOR YOU’LL BE CRITICIZED ANYWAY. YOU’LL BE DAMNED IF YOU DO, AND DAMNED IF YOU DON’T.”
— ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Dr. Robin Bowen learned from experience — like warming her bathwater by the fireplace in her youth — that a woman must be able to provide for her family. That’s what her mom did when her father became ill, therefore that’s what she’s always been determined to do. She feels blessed for all of her accomplishments and is proud to now help others find their paths and passions as president of Arkansas Tech.

FIRST BIG BREAK:

Dr. Reed Greenwood gave me the opportunity to teach as an adjunct instructor at the University of Arkansas. That helped me get my first full-time faculty position which set me on my path in higher education.

BEST PART OF YOUR DAY:

Driving into work each morning, I name 10 things I am grateful for and that helps set the mood for the day. It’s also knowing I can predict a few things on my agenda, but also knowing issues will arise that I could never predict. That keeps it interesting.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

We had a record fundraising year this past year at ATU, and most of the funds raised were for student scholarships. Scholarships truly change the trajectory of student’s lives and the lives of their families for generations to come. That thought makes my soul happy.

SURPRISING FACT:

My original profession was as an occupational therapist. I worked primarily with people who had neurological injuries. My research was in the area of traumatic brain injuries.

MOST ADMIRABLE QUALITY IN WOMEN:

The selfless perseverance that women display every day, repeatedly. They get up in the morning, get everyone out the door, go to work, then do a second shift of domestic work in the evening and weekend. Things need to be done, and they get them done — out of unconditional love.

FIRST BIG BREAK:

Dr. Reed Greenwood gave me the opportunity to teach as an adjunct instructor at the University of Arkansas. That helped me get my first full-time faculty position which set me on my path in higher education.

BEST PART OF YOUR DAY:

Driving into work each morning, I name 10 things I am grateful for and that helps set the mood for the day. It’s also knowing I can predict a few things on my agenda, but also knowing issues will arise that I could never predict. That keeps it interesting.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

We had a record fundraising year this past year at ATU, and most of the funds raised were for student scholarships. Scholarships truly change the trajectory of student’s lives and the lives of their families for generations to come. That thought makes my soul happy.

SURPRISING FACT:

My original profession was as an occupational therapist. I worked primarily with people who had neurological injuries. My research was in the area of traumatic brain injuries.

MOST ADMIRABLE QUALITY IN WOMEN:

The selfless perseverance that women display every day, repeatedly. They get up in the morning, get everyone out the door, go to work, then do a second shift of domestic work in the evening and weekend. Things need to be done, and they get them done — out of unconditional love.

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