Dr. Stephanie Tully-Dartez has been selected as the new vice president for academic affairs at South Arkansas Community College.
Tully-Dartez, an 11-year employee of the school, will transition from her current position as associate vice president for institutional planning and academic support. In that role, she oversees institutional effectiveness, institutional research and strategic planning, and supervises academic support, grant administration and multiple other academic and non-academic departments. The vice president for academic affairs supervises all credit- and non-credit learning at the college.
“Dr. Tully-Dartez brings immense talent and varied leadership experience to this position. She has been an important part of SouthArk’s success over the past decade-plus,” SouthArk president Dr. Bentley Wallace said. “Her enthusiasm for this institution is contagious, and we look forward to continuing our work with her in this new capacity.”
Tully-Dartez has held multiple titles and responsibilities during her tenure at SouthArk. She began as director of institutional research and effectiveness in 2009 and was promoted to chief institutional effectiveness and advancement officer in 2013. In 2017 she became associate vice president for workforce and career education, then associate vice president for planning and career education in 2018 before assuming her current responsibilities in 2019.
Before her time at SouthArk, she was a fellow at Louisiana Tech University working on a National Science Foundation GK12 Grant.
Tully-Dartez has a doctor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Louisiana Tech, a master’s degree in molecular science and nanotechnology from Louisiana Tech and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the College of Charleston.
She is a member of the Arkansas Institutional Research Organization and the Southern Association of Institutional Researchers, in addition to the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium Governing Board and the South Arkansas Arts Center Board.
“SouthArk plays an important role in this community and this region,” she said. “I’m proud to be at SouthArk knowing that the college has exciting new plans for the future and is poised to respond to the emerging needs for education and training.”