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Welcome from the President

Welcome from the President

Dr. Cathie Cline sitting in the Fine Arts Center lobby in a black suit



Welcome! On behalf of the Board of Trustees, staff, faculty, and your fellow students, I thank you and congratulate you on your choice to attend East Arkansas Community College. We strongly believe that our career-ready and transfer-ready programs provide students with the best and most economical education available, complemented by the highest degree of personal service. We are small but mighty, and we care deeply about our students.

Our merger with Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute has resulted in an institution that is better than ever.  In creating one merged institution, we combined the best of both. All programs continue in the new institution, offering students the opportunity to select from a diverse menu of options when developing their educational plans.


In preparation for Academic Year 2019-2020, all degree and certificate programs have improved. Some have received new equipment, improved classroom and lab spaces, additional faculty, or other improvements. This has allowed us to provide the greatest range of educational opportunities ever available in our service area.

In addition to academics, we offer many programs and services designed to support students in their efforts to achieve a better life, and we hope you will take advantage of the many resources available on our campus on your journey to graduation.

As you continue to learn and grow this academic year, I ask that you take a moment to reflect on how we can best be of service in assisting you in achieving your goals. We are learning and growing together, and without your input we cannot serve you as well as we would like to serve you. We are listening, because we have learned that we are stronger together.

Again, welcome, on behalf of the entire EACC community. I’m glad you’re here! 

Dr. Cathie Cline, EACC President


East Arkansas Community College

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