Business Briefs

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Jun. 13, 2011 12:00 am  

Heifer Foundation Marks 20 Years

Heifer Foundation of Little Rock is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and is seeking to increase its assets from its current $71 million to $250 million in three to five years, said Domingo Barrios, president and CEO of the foundation.

"It's an aggressive agenda, but part of the reason we believe it's important to be aggressive is that we are truly trying to mitigate any increase in hunger and poverty in the world," Barrios said.

The foundation was founded in 1991 to provide ongoing financial backing for Heifer International of Little Rock, an international nonprofit that works to end hunger and protect the environment.


Dean of UA Graduate School Named

Todd G. Shields, the interim dean of the University of Arkansas Graduate School and International Education, has been named dean of the Graduate School, effective July 1.

A professor of political science, Shields has been interim dean since July 1, 2010, while also serving as interim associate dean for academic affairs of the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock.

Shields also is the director of the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics & Society in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences. His interim appointment at the Clinton School ends June 30, but he will continue as director of the Blair Center.


Jim Argue, Wife to Be Honored

Former state Sen. Jim Argue and his wife, Elise, will receive the Make a Difference Award during the 28th anniversary celebration of Treatment Homes Inc. on June 28 at the Governor's Mansion. The award, which has been presented since 2003, recognizes people whose work has improved the lives of foster children in Arkansas.



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