Dr. Julie Furst Bowe
Interim VP for Academic Affairs, Arkansas Tech University, USA
Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with a minor in art from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master of Science degree in instructional media technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
She obtained a Doctor of Education degree in work, family and community education and a professional certificate in human resource development from the University of Minnesota.
Furst-Bowe joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1990 and went on to hold a variety of departmental and university leadership positions, culminating in service as provost and vice chancellor for academic and student affairs from 2005-12.
The University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville named Furst-Bowe chancellor in June 2012 and she remained in that role through August 2015.
Furst-Bowe returned to her home region to serve as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Chippewa Valley Technical College (Wis.). She accepted that position in August 2015 and remained until her retirement in December 2021.
Arkansas Tech is a comprehensive regional university that serves almost 10,000 students through campuses in Russellville and Ozark. It offers academic programs ranging from certificates through a doctoral degree.