Barry Owen, EdD

Executive Director of Strategic Relations
Institutional Relations

Barry D. Owen a resident of Greenwood recently retired from Fort Smith Public Schools after 34 years of service. Dr. Owen began his career as a science teacher in 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arkansas. Owen went on to complete both Masters and Doctorate degrees in Educational Administration. During his tenure as an administrator he held numerous positions. For the last 18 years Barry served as a district administrator retiring in June as the chief academic officer.

He and his wife Robin live in Greenwood. They have a daughter, Catherine.


  • 1985 Bachelor of Science in Biology and General Science University of Arkansas
  • 1987 Master of Education in Educational Administration University of Arkansas
  • 1996 Doctor of Education in Educational Administration University of Arkansas


  • Sparks Hospital Advisory Board of Trustees 1994-96
  • Comprehensive Juvenile Services Board of Directors 1994-98
  • Fort Smith Teachers’ Federal Credit Union Board 2005-09
  • University of Arkansas Fort Smith Engineering Advisory Board 2007-10
  • United Way Board of Directors 2012-16
  • Arkansas Association of Curriculum Administrators Board of Directors 2013-15
  • United Way Education Campaign Chairman Fort Smith Region 2013-18
  • United Way Allocations Panel Chairman
  • Adult Education Advisory Board

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Experiencing the outdoors
  • Traveling
  • Enjoying family time
  • Golf

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