Dr. Bentley Wallace has extensive experience with community colleges in Arkansas. He served as Director of Business and Transportation Technology at Arkansas State University – Newport for seven years. In 2013, he became the Vice Chancellor for Economic Development at the University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College. In 2018, Dr. Wallace was promoted to serve as the first Dean of the School of Technical and Professional Studies, one of three schools at UA-PTC. He has served in leadership roles related to student success initiatives, accreditation, strategic planning, and recently completed his term as President of the Board of Arkansas Community Colleges. His community service includes numerous appointments to boards and commissions, and volunteer efforts with civic organizations. Previous professional experience includes healthcare administration, construction management, and transportation-related industries.
Dr. Wallace earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Arkansas State University – Jonesboro. His doctoral research at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville focused on workforce education.
Dr. Wallace lives in North Little Rock with his wife, Darby. They have two children, Natalie and Miller. Natalie is married and lives in Harrison, Arkansas. Miller is a sophomore and member of the golf team at North Little Rock High School.