Noah Pittman, Assistant Dean of Enrollment
As assistant dean of enrollment, Noah Pittman facilitates collaboration between university faculty, staff, and current students to help high school students learn about opportunities in the Honors College. He oversees new student enrollment for the Honors College, which includes managing the prestigious fellowship application process. Pittman works closely with a number of campus partners, including Undergraduate Admissions, University Housing, New Student Orientation, the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, and all six honors programs. In recent years, Pittman has assisted the dean with the expansion of Honors College curricular offerings, including forums, retro readings, and signature seminars. Students can often find Pittman in the classroom teaching honors course related to American politics and public policy.
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. 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, which earned him the William Miller Best Public Policy Dissertation Award at the university. 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 enrollment management. He also received the Staff Gold Medal Award from the university's Office of Nationally Competitive Awards in 2016. 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. In his free time, Pittman enjoys spending time with his family all over Northwest Arkansas, watching old episodes of The Office, and losing his voice at Razorback sporting events. He is a lifelong (and long-suffering) fan of the Atlanta Braves.