WASHINGTON D.C. –U.S. Senator John Boozman recognized the dedication and service of Arkansas State University Mountain Home Chancellor Dr. Ed Coulter who is set to retire after 16 years at the helm.
Boozman highlighted Dr. Coulter’s career in higher education and his leadership at ASU Mountain Home in addition to the many boards he contributes his time to as a member.
The following are the remarks delivered by Boozman in the Congressional Record.
Mr. President, I rise today to honor Dr. Ed Coulter who is retiring from his position as Chancellor of Arkansas State University Mountain Home (ASUMH) after 16 years of service and a lifetime of dedication to higher education.
Dr. Coulter devoted his life to education and began his career serving as a public school principal for three years. He spent the next 25 years working at Ouachita Baptist University as an assistant to the President and Vice President for Administration before joining ASUMH as Chancellor in 1995.
In his 16 years at ASUMH, Dr. Coulter expanded the campus from a small, community college into the innovative institution it is today. His enthusiasm and leadership made him a very effective fundraiser which resulted in the expansion of facilities on the 140-acre campus. Under his watch, the $24 million, 65,000 square-foot Vada Sheid Community Development Center was built, which has become an icon to the campus and community alike.
Along with his commitment to education, Dr. Coulter has worked with numerous professional associations. His roles have included serving as a Chair of the American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Board of Directors, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and was corporate board member of the Baptist Medical Center System. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of First National Bank and is a member of the Mountain Home Rotary Club.
I congratulate Dr. Ed Coulter for his outstanding achievements in education and I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring his accomplishments. I wish him continued success in his future endeavors and I am grateful for his years of service and leadership to Arkansas.