As Assistant Dean of Recruitment and Retention, Noah Pittman facilitates collaboration between university faculty, staff and current students to help high school students learn about opportunities in the Honors College. He arranges customized personal visits and recruitment events, visits high schools, and manages the prestigious fellowship application process for the Honors College. Pittman also directs the Advanced Placement Summer Institute, a summer workshop for middle school, junior high and high school AP teachers that helps to expand AP offerings in schools throughout the region.
Pittman earned a B.A. in political science, summa cum laude, from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., where he was active in a number of campus groups and won numerous awards, among them the Yerger Hunt Clifton Scholarship for British Studies at Oxford, the Seidman Award for Most Outstanding Senior Political Science Major and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for Senior Male Student. At the University of Arkansas, Pittman earned a M.Ed. in higher education leadership along with a Ph.D. in public policy. Pittman primarily studies higher education policy, and his dissertation focused on the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's effect on college participation in the state. During his time in graduate school, Pittman was the recipient of the Mortar Board National Fellowship for Graduate Study. After graduate school, Pittman participated in the College Board's Enrollment Leadership Academy, a monthly professional development program for "rising stars" in admissions, enrollment management and financial aid. Currently, Pittman serves on the executive committee of the Alpha of Arkansas Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa along with the Provost's Enrollment Advisory Committee. Pittman never misses an episode of Veep and is a lifelong fan of the Atlanta Braves baseball club.