Arkansas College Costs Rise Across the Board

by Jennifer Ellis  on Monday, Jun. 25, 2012 12:00 am  

Philander Smith College in Little Rock and UAPB also have new names in the president or chancellor column, but the men are not new to the campuses as both are graduates of the schools they now lead. Calvin Johnson, 71, is serving as interim chancellor at UAPB, where he was previously the dean of the School of Education. And Johnny Moore, a 1989 graduate of Philander, will take over as president of the historically African-American college July 1. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Moore was vice president of student affairs at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. He follows the departure of Walter M. Kimbrough, who resigned the presidency after seven years to move into the same position at Dillard University in New Orleans.

Several retirements will cause additional changes in leadership. Rick D. Niece, president of the University of the Ozarks, and Rebecca H. Paneitz, president of Northwest Arkansas Community College, both have plans to retire in 2013. And beginning Aug. 1, Robin Myers, president of Arkansas Northeastern College, will replace William "Ed" Coulter, who is retiring from Arkansas State University at Mountain Home. June Walters will fill the vacant position left by Myers at ANC. Before the ANC board's decision Thursday to name Walters interim president, she was serving as executive vice president.

Today's THVideo

In the video below, Arkansas Business Publisher Jeff Hankins talks about the turnover at Arkansas' higher learning institutions and talks about the challenges of keeping education costs low.



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