Tagged: g. david gearhart

Todd Shields Named UA Fulbright College Dean

by Lee Hogan 3/10/2014 09:05 am

The University of Arkansas announced Monday the next dean for its J. William Fulbright College of Arts, the university's largest academic unit, will be Todd Shields. The move is effective March 24.

UA Trustees Accept Audit Detailing $4.2M Deficit

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 1/23/2014 03:57 pm

University of Arkansas trustees have accepted an audit report that detailed a $4.2 million deficit run up by the advancement division at the Fayetteville campus.

Laura Jacobs Named University Relations Leader at University of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2013 02:38 pm

Laura Jacobs, the director of communications at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, is named the new associate vice chancellor of university relations at the University of Arkansas, a position formerly held by John Diamond.

UA Trustees Updated on Fundraising Division Audit

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 11/22/2013 08:10 am

University of Arkansas leaders say they are taking steps, including implementing new procedures for hiring and accounting, to correct millions of dollars in overspending in the school's fundraising division. UA system trustees, meeting in Little Rock, didn't ask the Fayetteville campus leaders for details about the list of fixes they presented.

John Diamond Says G. David Gearhart Ordered Destruction of Documents

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/13/2013 12:03 pm

The outgoing chief spokesman of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is accusing school officials of intentionally destroying financial records about a fundraising unit that was cited by legislative auditors for poor management.

Update: Audit Shows Poor Management, No Fraud in UA Advancement

by Gwen Moritz 9/10/2013 04:40 pm

The former head of the University of Arkansas' Advancement Division failed at budget oversight, increasing the division's expenses from less than $8 million a year to more than $13 million despite steady revenue, according to an audit released Tuesday.

The Teflon Administrator (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/2/2013 12:00 am

Just what does it take for a high-ranking, high-earning educational administrator to be fired? We're starting to get the picture.

Private Giving To UA Tops $100 Million For 3rd Consecutive Year

by Chris Bahn 7/24/2013 02:21 pm

Private giving to the University of Arkansas exceeded $100 million for a third consecutive year, the school says. Gifts to the UA in fiscal year 2013 topped $108.4 million, following $108.1 million in 2012 and $121.3 million in 2011. Included in the total are cash gifts, in-kind contributions, planned gifts and new pledges.

UA, ASU Boards Approve Tuition Hikes

by Chris Bahn 5/23/2013 03:41 pm

The University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees approved a 3.5 percent increase in tuition and fees beginning with the fall 2013 semester. Arkansas State University's board approved a 3.3 percent increase.

April 1 Start Date Set For New Head of University of Arkansas Advancement

by Chris Bahn 3/14/2013 10:14 am

Chris Wyrick will begin serving as vice chancellor for the University of Arkansas division of advancement on April 1.

Joy Sharp May Stay at University of Arkansas After Advancement Debacle

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2013 12:00 am

After University of Arkansas officials became aware in June of overspending by the Fayetteville campus' Advancement Division, the parties deemed responsible saw their jobs change.

John Tyson Resigns From University of Arkansas Board of Trustees

by Mark Friedman 2/15/2013 03:43 pm

John Tyson of Springdale resigned from the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees on Feb. 8, but the UA System didn't know about the resignation until Arkansas Business informed it of the move on Friday.

Update: G. David Gearhart Names Chris Wyrick New Vice Chancellor For Advancement at UA

by Chris Bahn 2/13/2013 04:00 pm

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart announced Chris Wyrick as the new vice chancellor for advancement during a news conference Wednesday.

Facing $4M Deficit, Gearhart Requests Audits of University's Advancement Division

by Chris Bahn 2/5/2013 02:05 pm

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart has requested a pair of independent audits of the university's advancement division, which was on track to overspend its budgeted revenue by more than $4 million in the current fiscal year.

UA Decides Against Donations 'Tax' to Cover Advancement Shortfall

by Chris Bahn 1/10/2013 03:52 pm

University of Arkansas officials have decided against implementing a gift-tax fee on donations to help pay down a projected $4.3 million shortfall in the budget for its Advancement Division.

Wal-Mart Names Karen Roberts General Counsel

by Mark Friedman 12/20/2012 11:29 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville says Karen Roberts has been promoted to executive vice president and general counsel for the company effective Feb. 1.

On G. David Gearhart, Transparency and That $4 Million Budget Shortfall

by Lance Turner 12/15/2012 01:27 pm

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart writes the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette to express disappointment in the paper's editorials about the budget shortfall in the UA's Advancement Office.

Down the Road, UA To Launch Major Capital Campaign

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2012 12:00 am

Chancellor G. David Gearhart said the campaign, the first since he led the Campaign for the 21st Century to $1 billion success back in 2005, is in a “quiet phase.”

Christopher Mercer, Among 6 Who Integrated UA Law School, Dies at 88

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2012 03:14 pm

Christopher C. Mercer, one of the six students who integrated the University of Arkansas School of Law, died Tuesday morning in Little Rock, the UA said.

University of Arkansas Extends Jeff Long's Contract to 2017

by Lance Turner 11/16/2012 06:15 pm

The University of Arkansas has extended Athletic Director Jeff Long's contract to June 30, 2017, and increased his base pay to $500,000 per year and given him a $50,000 bonus.