Northeastern State University has appointed Dr. Pamela K. Hathorn as the dean of the College of Science and Health Professions, and Dr. Mark E. Arant has been named the provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Hathorn holds a doctorate degree in microbiology and a master’s degree, both from Texas A&M University. She has bachelor’s and associate’s degrees from San Jacinto, Texas, Junior College. Hathorn has been the associate dean of the College of Science and Health Professions since 2010 and has taught not only at NSU, but also Midwestern State University and at institutions in Texas.
Arant has a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Alabama and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Louisiana Tech University. He also completed the Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education at Harvard University in June 2010.
Since 2008, Arant has been the dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Arkansas — Fort Smith. In addition, for the past year he served as interim dean for its College of Education.