University of the Ozarks President Rick Niece to Retire by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 3/28/2012 11:31 am Updated 6 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 articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.