The “PAC”The Purtle Advising Center (PAC) was established in March 2019, under the Title III
Grant “Strengthening UAHT by Improving Retention.” Named after the former space that
was used as collaboration and meeting space for faculty and staff courtesy of Carolyn
and Ned Ray Purtle. The Title III Grant is for five consecutive years and began on
October 1, 2018. Projects to come under the Title III Grant include extending the
PAC Advising Program to the U of A Texarkana Campus and upgrading technology to support
retention and the UAHT Advising Program.
UAHT Mission: To connect students and community partners to quality academic and technical education,
beneficial student support services, customized business and industry training, community
development endeavors, and prevailing educational opportunities through exemplary
and timely educational technologies, effective content delivery methods, and efficient
organizational structures in an environment of integrity and respect that fosters
student success, economic improvement, and civic and cultural enrichment.
UAHT Vision Values: Student-Focused, Diversity, Versatility, and Quality
UAHT Advising Mission Statement: Academic advising at UAHT is a developmental process which considers students’ academic
needs, goals, interests and prior education. Academic advisors promote student success
and increase student enrollment and retention by promoting and recruiting for programs,
referring students at risk or in need of additional resources with the primary objective
to assist with making informed decisions concerning their educational goals.
Academic advising is an interactive process in which the advisor helps the student
set and achieve academic goals, acquire relevant information and services, and make
responsible decisions consistent with interests, goals, abilities, and degree requirements.
The relationship between an advisor and student is a shared responsibility.(NACADA)
Hours & Location
Main Office:Hope CampusStudent Center Room 200, 2nd floor870-722-8124
Office Hours:Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*With the exceptions of state holidays and approved UAHT summer schedules.
The PAC uses an online appointment system called ConexEd. First-time users will be
asked to create an account. Please save your login information! Students can schedule
appointments with an advisor on either Hope or Texarkana campuses by clicking the
Or students can schedule directly with their assigned advisor by clicking their ConexEd
contact card below.
If you have any questions or need assistance with connecting with an advisor you can
contact the PAC Front Desk at 870-722-8124.
Students who want to obtain their associate’s degree at UAHT and then transfer to
another institution for a bachelor’s degree can benefit from these services.
Click the link to schedule a meeting with the transfer advisor: https://uaht.craniumcafe.com/whitneyrook
Please go to the PAC Transfer Advising for complete information and tools: UAHT Transfer and Advising Services
UAHT Transferable Degrees:
Students with a Health Professions major with the exception of those who have already
been accepted into a Health Professions program can meet with the PAC Health Professions
Click the link to schedule directly with the health professions advisor: https://uaht.craniumcafe.com/aimeehooker
UAHT Health Professions Degrees:
Students who are on probation, suspended, or consider at-risk can meet with the PAC
Personal Intervention Advisor.
The UAHT RERAIL Academic Recovery Success Plan is under the supervision of the UAHT Personal Intervention Coach. See UAHT RERAIL program for more information.
Click the link to schedule directly with the personal intervention advisor: https://uaht.craniumcafe.com/whitneyrook
Students with a major that leads directly to a career except for those majoring in
health professions can meet with the PAC Career Advisor.
Click the link to schedule directly with the career advisor: https://uaht.craniumcafe.com/emmanueldixon
UAHT majors include but are not limited to:
Students must maintain satisfactory grade levels throughout various stages of their
academic progress. Failure to maintain satisfactory grades leads to probation or
suspension. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of not less than
1.75 on 22 semester hours attempted or less. A student must have a cumulative grade
point average of not less than 2.00 on 23 semester hours attempted or more. A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is required for graduation.
Failure to maintain minimum grade requirements results in students being placed on
academic probation. Students on academic probation may enroll in succeeding semesters
if they achieve the required minimum grade point average even if their cumulative
grade point average is below the minimum level. Students who achieve the required
cumulative grade point average are removed from academic probation.
Students on academic probation who fail to achieve the required minimum grade point
average are placed on suspension. Students on academic suspension are not permitted
to enroll in the next regular semester following the suspension. Students may enroll
in summer sessions to improve their grade point average. In some cases, students can
appeal. More information can be found below.
UAHT Steps to Appeal Academic Suspension
Academic Recovery Success Plan
The UAHT Academic Recovery Success Plan (RERAIL Program) assists students on academic
probation or suspension. The RERAIL program is arranged under a multi-tier model.
Students are assigned a RERAIL Coach that assists students in making decisions regarding their academic progress. The RERAIL
coaches are there to get students back on “track”.
Faculty and Staff: Please use this form if you feel a student is at-risk academically
and would benefit from RERAIL program and/or needs to be contacted by someone on the
Students: Please use this form if you would like someone from the RERAIL team to contact
you about raising your grades, Probation/Suspension, or you feel like you are at-risk
For more information contact the RERAIL team at 870-722-8118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a job? Take a look at the PAC Job Board! The PAC Job Board is designed
based on UAHT Degrees and general job postings that have been submitted. Click on this link to view: https://trello.com/b/1RH4b9JR
Not sure about what kind of job you would be great at? Take an online assessment at https://www.onetonline.org/.
Are you an employer wanting to submit an open job position? Please complete our online Job Posting Submission Form.
Students with a major that leads directly to a career (technical, industrial, business,
early childhood) can meet with the PAC Career Advising Coach, Emmanuel Dixon.
Click the link to schedule an appointment directly with Emmanuel: https://uaht.craniumcafe.com/emmanueldixon
Emmanuel Dixon, PAC Career Advisorwilliam.email@example.com
Areas of Study with Degree Plans
Course Waiting List Request Form
Major/Degree or Advisor Change Form
Request for Course Overload Form
Video chat with UAHT Advisors on Cranium Cafe