ABOUT DELIA HAAK
Delia Haak, Ed.D., has been a part of the Northwest Arkansas community and has lived in House District 91 for over 40 years, working with others to make this unique District a better place to live, work and play. Haak is a graduate of the University of Arkansas earning a doctorate in education from the UA College of Education in Fayetteville, a MBA from the Walton College of Business and a bachelor of science in Business Administration from John Brown University.
Dr. Haak served at John Brown University from 1985 to present in a variety of capacities including teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the College of Business, (where she continues to teach as an adjunct professor in the graduate business programs) to designing and implementing new graduate business programs, to helping to establish nationally recognized student teams in free enterprise, marketing and business plan competitions. Haak recently co-edited, Volume II of “By These Stones: A Collection of Faculty Writings” in celebration of JBU’s 100 year anniversary.
From 2007-2016, Dr. Haak, served as Executive Director of the Illinois River Watershed (IRW) Partnership, a local stakeholder-driven organization which encompasses northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma. In 2015 Haak to serve as Federal Chair of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission as the two states continue to work together in the development and management of water resources of the Arkansas River Basin which includes the IRW.
Haak, and husband Bill, have been married 43 years. The Haak Family was the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year 2009 and are a research farm in the Discovery Farms Program, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.