University of the Ozarks President Rick Niece to Retire by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 3/28/2012 11:31 am Updated 3 years ago Dr. Rick D. Niece, the third longest serving president in University of the Ozarks history, announces that he will retire at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 20 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.