Dr. Neil Hattlestad, former dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, was named as the first Distinguished Dean Emeritus at the October 2014 meeting of the UCA Board of Trustees.
“Dr. Neil Hattlestad served the University of Central Arkansas for more than 30 years,” said President Tom Courtway. “Through his work as dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, UCA became a national leader in many health-related fields.”
Hattlestad served as dean from 1983 until his retirement in June 2013. He continued to work on a part-time basis until June 2014.
Hattlestad earned his bachelor’s in 1961 and a master’s in 1965 from the University of Northern Iowa. He earned his Doctor of Education in health and physical education from the University of Wyoming in 1970.