HSU alum to lead state's computer science effort

The Arkansas Department of Education has named a Henderson State alumnus as its new coordinator of computer science.

Anthony Owen received a B.S. in mathematics with a minor in education and computer science from Henderson in 2005. He also earned his master of science in educational leadership from Henderson in 2007.

Owen went on to receive a juris doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law in 2013.

In his new role, which begins July 1, Owen will serve as the leader of the state’s computer science initiative. He will help schools integrate new computer science standards and courses, and assist with the recruitment of computer science teachers.

Owen has served as the department’s K-12 math and computer science curriculum specialist since 2011, and also serves as the state coordinator of mathematics for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.