Dr. Terry Roach, associate professor for business communication in the College of Business at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, is the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Leadership Award presented annually at the Southern Business Education Association Conference (SBEA) in Louisville, Ky. This award, presented Oct. 31, is the SBEA's highest honor.
Dr. Roach is recognized for his continued excellence to the teaching profession and for his outstanding service and leadership. He has taught students for 39 years in high schools, junior colleges, universities, and continuing education in Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. His publications number over 30 in some of the most respected journals in business education. Furthermore, Dr. Roach has made numerous presentations to professional groups and businesses throughout the United States and Canada.
He consults regularly with other universities, businesses, and professional and service organizations, and is committed to community service by working with board groups and committees, as well as contributing to fund-raising activities.
Dr. Roach has served as the president of the SBEA, the Arkansas Business Education Association, the Southwest Administrative Services Association, and the Gamma Theta chapter of Delta Pi Epsilon. He has also served on the boards for the Arkansas Association for Career and Technical Education, the Federation of Business Disciplines, and the National Business Education Association. In addition, Dr. Roach has worked as the National Historian and National Treasurer of Delta Pi Epsilon.
His previous awards include outstanding service to the College of Business at ASU, Collegiate Teacher of the Year, the Business Teacher Educator of the Year from the Arkansas Business Association, and the Business Teacher Educator of the Year from the Southern Business Education Association.
In addition to his career in teaching, Dr. Roach is a certified business etiquette/business protocol consultant and is a licensed massage therapist.