NPC Names Argo Vice President For Academic Affairs

Chuck ArgoNational Park College (NPC) has selected Little Rock native, Dr. Chuck Argo as vice president for Academic Affairs. Dr. Argo will be introduced at the regular monthly Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday, May 22.

Dr. Argo has served as interim vice president for Academic Affairs since Dr. Thomas vacated the post to accept the Chancellor position at Southern Arkansas University earlier this year. He received his bachelor’s and master's degrees in History, and a Ph.D. from the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Arkansas.

After his studies, Argo taught for eight years in the history department at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. In 2012, he moved back to Little Rock and began teaching History at NPC.

In 2015, Argo became Chair of Social Sciences and Math Sciences at NPC, and in 2021 he was promoted to Dean of Math and Science. Argo currently lives in Little Rock with his wife, Courtney and their 13-year-old son, Griffin.

Vice President for Advancement and Government Relations and incoming president, Dr. Wade Derden said, "I am confident in Dr. Chuck Argo's ability to lead the faculty and academic affairs team at NPC into the future. He is a professional, creative, and energetic force on this campus, and he has proven himself during his interim appointment to be the right fit for the vice president for Academic Affairs.”

Argo said, “I look forward to working with NPC’s incredible faculty and staff to provide excellent educational and professional opportunities for our students and continue our goal to be the finest two-year college in the state.”