Name: Southern Arkansas University Tech
President/CEO: Corbet J. Lamkin
Campus Setting: Town, Remote
Year Established: 1968
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 1,851
Part Time: 64.8%
Full Time: 35.2%
Native American: 0.4%
Total Minority: 38.1%
Corbet J. Lamkin
Quote from the President
"SAU Tech is a two-year college that serves students and the community by offering career and technical programs, transfer programs and operating the Arkansas Fire Training Academy, the Arkansas Environmental Training Academy and the Ouachita, Calhoun and Columbia County Adult Education Centers. The college has a strong concurrent enrollment program and operates a secondary career center on its campus to serve students from area high schools. SAU Tech is unique as a two-year college in that it is located inside the Highland Industrial Park, which is the largest privately owned industrial park in the southern United States."
- SAU Tech provides training for an average of 300 area workers each year.
- The college has a video and film production program that helps students find internships and jobs in the major motion picture industry.
- SAU Tech’s other unique programs include graphic design, Web design and development and aviation maintenance.
- The college is starting a welding academy this fall that will provide an intensive nine-month certification training course.