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BRTC restructuring to promote fiscal stability

PARAGOULD—Several departments at Black River Technical College, now under the direction of new president, Dr. Martin Eggensperger, are seeing a reorganization and restructuring in efforts to promote overall cohesiveness and fiscal stability.

“We’ve had a few personnel changes and we’ve taken the opportunity when that occurs, to try to streamline operations if at all possible,” said Eggensperger. “Again, we want to be good stewards, so we always evaluate whenever a staff member leaves, ‘Is there a way we can kind of share this load and be a little bit more efficient?’”

Eggensperger said a lot of the changes had been expected and for the ones that were not, they’re trying to use the opportunity to strengthen the school’s position fiscally. BRTC Vice President of Enrollment Management Jason Smith said his department has downsized three positions, two of which, were higher-end. He noted the reorganization has saved them quite a bit of money. His department recently had a financial aid analyst position that took another position, a registrar’s assistant that retired, and a director of student affairs at the Paragould campus that left.


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