Education Archive

ASU-Beebe Chancellor Resigns

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:20 pm

Karla Fisher will resign as chancellor of Arkansas State University-Beebe to pursue other opportunities in higher education.

AI Advisers See New World in Wealth Management

by Jan Cottingham 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Artificial intelligence — AI — software that employs “machine learning” has made huge strides in the past few years, primarily because of improvements in computer processing power and data storage.

Emma Willis on Saving Early for Higher Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Emma Willis is the executive director of the state's 529 GIFT Plan and also serves as director of the ABLE program, a savings account for those with disabilities scheduled to begin in October.

Arkansas Department of Information Systems Adds Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Carder Hawkins has been named deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Information Systems, and Richard Wang has been named chief data officer.

PR Man Among Women, Aaron Sadler Tells a Human Story

by Kyle Massey 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Aaron Sadler chuckles at the idea that he broke the glass ceiling — in reverse — at Ghidotti Communications in Little Rock.

2 Arkansas Universities Partner for Affordable Education

by Associated Press 8/10/2017 03:37 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech are partnering to give students a more affordable path to earning their bachelor's degree.

Faulkner County Juvenile Drug Court Expands UCA Partnerships

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2017 03:05 pm

The Faulkner County Juvenile Drug Court announces expanded partnerships with the University of Central Arkansas and other community members in an event at the university's campus in Conway.

UA-Pulaski Tech Names Marla Strecker Provost

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2017 04:17 pm

UA-Pulaski Technical College hires Marla Strecker of Maumelle as its new provost, effective Sept. 11. Her salary will be $125,000.

UCA Partners With BRTC to Offer Students More Options

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 8/7/2017 01:45 pm

The University of Central Arkansas and Black River Technical College are working together to make baccalaureate degrees more attainable for students across northeast Arkansas through the 2+2 Program.

UA Little Rock Touts Four New Early Entry Master's Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 10:34 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Monday announced four new early entry programs that will begin this fall for students seeking master's degrees in public administration, information science, information quality, and construction management.

NWACC Builds Toward National Dreams

by Marty Cook 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas Community College, now the largest two-year institution in the state after reporting enrollment of 7,761 in 2016, hopes to break ground on an auxiliary campus in Springdale and recently opened Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food at a renovated Tyson Foods plant on Eighth Street in Bentonville.

Slimmed-Down Pulaski Tech Fits UA System

by Kyle Massey 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Pulaski Technical College had nearly 12,000 students in 2012 when Margaret A. Ellibee became its chief. Today it has about 6,000, and to Ellibee that's a good thing.

Ecclesia College Woes Multiply Under Federal Investigation

by George Waldon 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Ecclesia, the private Christian college in Springdale, is facing yet another federal investigation, this one by the U.S. Department of Education.

Pay Escalates for Top College Administrators in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Between fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2017, a more typical compensation increase for Arkansas university administrators was between 10 and 20 percent.

Fighting For Information (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Fort Smith lawyer Joey McCutchen is doing right in his fight for open government.

Barr, Archer Named Department Chairs at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Frederick “Rick” E. Barr has been hired as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate dean for child health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, as well as pediatrician-in-chief for Arkansas Children's Hospital, and Dr. Robert L. “Lee” Archer has been named chair of the Department of Neurology.

Total Student Loan Debt Reached $1.3 Trillion in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Student loan debt hit $1.3 trillion by the end of 2016, an increase of 170 percent over debt totals in 2006, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported earlier this year.

Workforce Development: A Way to Help America (J. Bruce Cross Commentary)

by J. Bruce Cross 8/7/2017 12:00 am

In the nation, including in Arkansas, the need for a skilled workforce is already here and is growing exponentially as baby boomers begin to leave the workplace.

Chancellor Kelly Damphousse Starts With Clean Slate at A-State

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Kelly Damphousse was appointed chancellor of Arkansas State University in May. He was dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where he oversaw a $100 million budget, a faculty and staff of more than 2,000 and 10,000 students.

Governor, ARA Name 5 New Research Fellows

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2017 01:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Research Alliance on Thursday announced five new ARA fellows.

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