Pryor Steps Down as Clinton School Dean

by Arkansas Business staff  on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 5:00 pm  

Former U.S. Sen. David Pryor said late Thursday that he is resigning as dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service effective Feb. 15.

Pryor, also a former Arkansas governor, said in a news release that when he agreed to work as dean he stipulated that he would only fill the post for two years.

Associate Dean Thomas Bruce will work as dean pro tem while the school searches for a permanent replacement, UA System President B. Alan Sugg said.

Pryor joined the Clinton School in June 2004 after working as director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

"When Dr. Sugg asked me to take the position as dean, I told him I would like to do it for no more than two years, and I'm glad he is honoring my request," Pryor said in a news release. "Alan as been positive, supportive and generous with his time in helping us."

The Clinton School, which is on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Library, is part of the UA System. It is the only school in the United States to offer a graduate degree in public service.

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