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Domtar Center for Workforce Excellence Named

Pictured left to right are: Domtar Safety Manager Jason Young, Domtar Training and Development Manager Jimmy Ivers, Domtar Human Resource Manager Mark Campbell, Domtar Operations Manager Steve Smith, Domtar General Manager Bob Grygotis, Domtar Manager of Communications & Government Relations Tammy Waters, University of Arkansas System President Don Bobbitt, UA Cossatot Chancellor Steve Cole, UA Cossatot Career Readiness Coordinator and Instructor Gina Duncan, and UA Cossatot Director of Public Services and Workforce Development Tammy Coleman.

University of Arkansas Cossatot has commemorated over one million dollars of educational support and over 15 years of partnership with Domtar Mill in Ashdown by renaming the testing center on the Little River campus to Domtar Center for Workforce Excellence. The workforce center in Ashdown has been the site of extensive industry training and testing financed largely by the generosity of Domtar industries.

UA Cossatot hosted a renaming reception on its Ashdown campus on October 27 to unveil signage and offer an opportunity for local and state officials, Domtar and UA Cossatot leadership to meet.  In attendance was University of Arkansas System President Don Bobbitt. He said, “It is partnerships like these that will be vital to the wellbeing of higher education in the future.”

Domtar General Manager Bob Grygotis shared that the investment of time and money into UA Cossatot has been a huge factor in the improvement and continual growth of the workforce benefitting all of Little River County, not just Domtar.

Also in attendance were UA Cossatot Chancellor Steve Cole and UA Cossatot staff, Susan Bobbitt, Little River County Judge Mike Cranford, Domtar Manager of Communications and Government Relations Tammy Waters, Domtar Operations Manager Steve Smith, Domtar Human Resource Manager Mark Campbell, Domtar Training and Development Manager Jimmy Ivers, Domtar Safety Manager Jason Young, Senator

Barbara Horn, Arkansas Community Colleges Director of the Center for Workforce Kyla Waters and Ashdown School District Superintendent Jason Sanders.

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