Tagged: arkansas department of higher education

Arkansas Colleges See New Funding Formula

by Marty Cook 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Maria Markham, the director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, said the metrics for the state’s new funding formula for colleges and universities should be finalized later this month.

Maria Markham Recommended as New Director of Department of Higher Education

by Alexis Hosticka 7/27/2016 11:35 am

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education director search committee will recommend Maria Markham as the new director of the ADHE, the department announced Wednesday.

Using Education to Close the Skills Gap (Brett Powell Commentary)

by Brett Powell 7/11/2016 8:00 am

As a nation and a state, we are at a critical point in education. We have known for some time that we are preparing too few individuals for future jobs. Closing the Gap 2020 is a plan to address that skills gap issue.

Ex-Legislator Named Interim Arkansas Higher Education Chief

by Associated Press 7/8/2016 2:04 pm

A former state lawmaker has been picked as the interim director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

Brett Powell Named VP at Henderson State University

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 3:16 pm

Henderson State University will welcome current director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Brett Powell as its vice president for finance and administration beginning Aug. 1.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An education resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Arkansas Colleges Live With Legacy of 1942 Vote

by Gwen Moritz 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Placed on the statewide ballot by petition and adopted on Nov. 3, 1942, Amendment 33 insulated institutes of higher education and “all charitable, penal or correctional institutions” from the whims and provincialism of politicians.

Not Enough College Students (Brett Powell Commentary)

by Brett Powell 1/25/2016 7:00 am

Job creation is a key to future economic development and those new jobs will only occur if there is an educated and qualified workforce waiting for them.

Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand.

Adjunct Professors’ Low Pay A Savings For Colleges

by Mark Friedman 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business surveyed more than a dozen public colleges and universities across the state and found adjunct salaries paid generally between $2,000 and $2,500 at four-year schools.

Enrollment Continues Post-Recession Slump at Top Universities, Colleges

by Gwen Moritz 5/11/2015 12:00 am

College enrollment in Arkansas topped out in the 2011-12 academic year, the second year of lottery scholarships when the state’s unemployment rate was near its post-recession peak.

Private Institutions See Gains in Enrollment

by Lee Hogan 9/29/2014 11:26 am

While the state's public institutions of higher learning experienced a 1.5 percent drop in enrollment, Arkansas' 12 independent, or private, institutions saw a little more than a 2 percent increase in enrollment.

Four Ways To Reduce College Costs (While Still in High School!)

by Family Features 9/29/2014 12:00 am

College is a significant investment and figuring out how to pay for it can be a major source of concern for parents and students. It’s easy to see why the topic causes stress: Outstanding student loan debt has now reached $1.2 trillion, according to 2013 estimates from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Yet there are ways to help reduce the amount a family or student has to borrow to fund a college education, especially if you start early.

Arkansas' Higher Education Enrollment Down 1 Percent

by Lee Hogan 9/18/2014 10:24 am

The number of students enrolled in higher education is down 1 percent from a year ago, according to enrollment numbers on the 11th day of classes.

Mere Mortals Can Make It Happen (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Shortly after our firstborn arrived in the fall of 1990 — a year before I took a job as a business reporter even though I knew nothing about business — I read an article that sent an electric shock through my newly maternal brain. It said, simply and indisputably, that every dollar I saved for my child’s college education would earn money and every dollar I had to borrow for college would cost money.

Enrollment Down in Arkansas, But Graduates Increase at Colleges, Universities

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

Enrollment dropped last fall at almost all of Arkansas’ 22 two-year colleges and half of the four-year universities, a trend attributed mainly to improvements in the overall economy.

Enrollment to Drop at NWACC, Pulaski Tech

by Marty Cook 1/20/2014 12:00 am

Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville are expecting another drop in enrollment figures. Official head counts are not reported until Jan. 28, the 11th day of spring semester classes, but the numbers are down at both schools.

Here's the 20 People Applying to Be Your Next Director of the Department of Higher Education

by Lance Turner 9/21/2013 8:00 am

Twenty people have applied to be the next director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Here's a list of them.

Inside the 2014 Issue of Arkansas Next: A Guide to Life After High School

by Lindsay Irvin 9/16/2013 11:30 am

Students, teachers, guidance counselors and parents, we are excited to present our latest (and what we think is our greatest) edition of Arkansas Next: A Guide to Life After High School.

Free Tuition! Arkansas Colleges & Universities Give Those Over 60 Some Credit

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/10/2013 12:00 am

In Arkansas, you never have to stop learning. Public and private two- and four-year colleges dot the landscape in every region, making access to quality education convenient. Whether it’s time to earn that master’s degree or brush up on computer skills, the opportunity is yours at a nearby college or university. And it’s affordable, too, as all public colleges and universities in Arkansas offer free tuition to students age 60 and older who take for-credit courses.