Education Archive

Timothy O'Donnell Named UA's Interim Vice Chancellor of Finance, Administration

by Lee Hogan 5/28/2014 10:56 am

On the heels of Don Pederson's retirement, effective June 30, the University of Arkansas has named Timothy J. O'Donnell as interim vice chancellor for finance and administration. He will assume the duties July 1.

UCA Proposes 3.86 Percent Increase to Tuition, Fees

by Lee Hogan 5/28/2014 09:38 am

The University of Central Arkansas' Board of Trustees will consider a 3.86 percent increase to tuition and fees for the next academic year at its board meeting Friday.

UALR Taps Bond-Maupin as Founding Dean of College of Social Sciences, Communication

by Lee Hogan 5/27/2014 11:55 am

Lisa Bond-Maupin, the associate dean of associate dean for Planning and Department Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University, has been named the founding dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's College of Social Sciences and Communication.

Mike Beebe Announces 18 Appointments to Board, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2014 10:03 am

Gov. Mike Beebe announces appointments to state boards and commissions.

Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million.

Your Brain on Lists (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/26/2014 12:00 am

There is something in the human brain that likes to see data organized in lists. In our newsroom, we know that our weekly lists are primarily used for sales leads — that's a service to our audience that we are happy to perform.

I've Got a Tip for You (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Every other year since 2000, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has issued a big, thick study that it calls, ominously, “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud.” The eighth Report to the Nations was released this month, and it came to the same conclusion as earlier ones: A typical organization loses 5 percent of revenue each year to fraud.

Financial Literacy Helps Everyone (Feedback)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The lack of understanding of financial matters in the most basic way by offenders is truly amazing. In my opinion, it also contributes heavily to recidivism. It is already difficult to get on one's feet with a criminal record; add to that the trouble understanding finance and you contribute to the revolving door of the system.

Methodist Family Health Foundation Gains Three on Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Laura Borg of Little Rock, Rev. Wayne Clark of Conway and Tara Wright of Fayetteville have joined the board of directors of Methodist Family Health Foundation of Little Rock, a 115-year-old nonprofit that provides psychiatric and behavioral health care to children and families in Arkansas.

Shearle Furnish Named Founding Dean of New College at UALR

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

After a national search, Shearle Furnish has been named the founding dean of the new College of Arts, Letters & Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His appointment will take effect July 1.

Bank of the Ozarks Investment Pays Off for High School Graduate

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

George Gleason, chairman and CEO of Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks Inc., shared an anecdote during the company's recent annual shareholders meeting. It began a decade ago.

Proposed Fort Smith Osteopathic School Gets Anonymous $14M Donation

by Lee Hogan 5/23/2014 10:27 am

The donation pushes the project's cash available for the school to $80 million including $58 million approved for the project by the Fort Smith Regional Healthcare Foundation.

Arkansas State Gets Grants for Dyess Colony, V.C. Kays Home

by Lee Hogan 5/22/2014 04:16 pm

Arkansas State University received two grants nearing a total of $1 million from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council to be used as part of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home project in Dyess and the renovation of the V.C. Kays House on the Jonesboro campus.

Export Awards Honor Arkansas Steel, Triangle Engineering, SweepScrub, Harris International, POM

by Mark Carter 5/22/2014 02:11 pm

Five Arkansas companies that do business overseas were honored at the fifth annual Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade awards luncheon.

Ann Bain Named Founding Dean of UALR College of Education, Health Professions

by Lee Hogan 5/22/2014 01:02 pm

Ann B. Bain, currently the interim dean of the College of Science and chair of the Department of Nursing at UALR, has been named the founding dean of the university's College of Education and Health Professions.

UA System Board Approves Tuition, Fee Increase for Campuses

by Lee Hogan 5/22/2014 10:23 am

The University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees approved a tuition and fees increase on Wednesday for its campuses in the 2014-15 academic year. The increases range from 3.5 to 6 percent.

UALR Gets Grant to Process Jim Guy Tucker Papers

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2014 03:22 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Center for Arkansas History and Culture gets a $137,000 grant to process the papers of former Arkansas Gov. James Guy Tucker Jr.

Arkansas Business to Honor 21st 40 Under 40 Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2014 10:24 am

For the 21st consecutive year, Arkansas Business will honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class.

Arkansas Lawmakers Consider Special Session

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 5/19/2014 06:01 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he's open to the idea of a special legislative session to address health insurance plans for public school employees as long as there's a consensus among lawmakers about it.

Justin Morris Dies at 77

by Lee Hogan 5/19/2014 03:44 pm

Justin Roy Morris, a former University of Arkansas professor, executive vice president of Ozark Food Processors Association and a giant in the grape and wine industry, died Monday at the age of 77.