Arkansas State University-Newport (ASUN)’s Dr. Ashley Buchman was named Arkansas’ ACT College and Career Readiness Champion for the postsecondary professional category.
Buchman is the vice chancellor of student affairs at ASUN. She was chosen by ACT for her commitment to helping people achieve education and workplace success. ACT also recognizes the positive impact Buchman makes through her efforts to advance college and career readiness for all.
Dr. Ashley Buchman / Image via ASUN
“I’m honored to be recognized by ACT for my work with students at Arkansas State University-Newport,” Buchman said. “My team and I strive to help all students see their potential and encourage them to work hard to achieve their goals. ASU-Newport gives us a platform to not only help but connect with students of all backgrounds and learn how best to serve those getting ready to further their education or enter the workforce.”
Buchman has been with ASUN since 2008 serving as campus dean and dean of retention and student success before being named vice chancellor in 2016. Buchman works vigorously to help students through multiple aspects of student life including counseling, financial aid, disability services, recruitment, retention, and student development.
“Everyone, at some point in their life, has been inspired by an individual who is tenacious, positive and dedicated to helping others achieve their life goals,” said Scott Montgomery, ACT senior vice president of public affairs. “The ACT College and Career Readiness initiative provides an opportunity to recognize those exemplary individuals whom we all know and love and want to ensure their stories are told to inspire others to action.”
A selection committee comprised of education and workforce professionals from all 50 states worked together to select one champion per category for each participating state.