Tagged: g. david gearhart

Fowlers Donate $2.93M to Chancellor's Residence Expansion

by Lee Hogan 11/13/2014 4:08 pm

The chancellor's home on the University of Arkansas campus is getting an upgrade thanks to a hefty gift from its namesakes. Wallace W. and Jama M. Fowler of Jonesboro pledged $2.93 million to an effort to expand the residence, adding room to host large dinners, receptions and other special events.

Tech Park Has $522M Impact, UA Study Finds

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2014 10:34 am

The Arkansas Research & Technology Park has had an economic impact of more than a half-billion dollars since it was opened 10 years ago, according to an analysis by the UA's Center for Business and Economic Research.

UA Fayetteville's Enrollment More Than 26K, Preliminary Figures Show

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/3/2014 10:50 am

Enrollment at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is above 26,000 for the first time, according to preliminary figures released by the UA on Wednesday.

University of Arkansas Raises $113.3M, Surpasses Goal

by Lee Hogan 8/4/2014 9:51 am

The University of Arkansas eclipsed its fundraising goal, and for the fourth consecutive year, raised more than $100 million dollars in private gifts, in fiscal year 2014.

Prosecutor: No Charges Over Conflicting Testimony by UA Officials

by Lee Hogan 6/3/2014 9:36 am

Contradictory testimony by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville's chancellor and former spokesman do not warrant prosecution, according to Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for the 6th Judicial District of Arkansas.

UA's Don Pederson to Retire June 30

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2014 8:31 am

Don Pederson, the University of Arkansas' vice chancellor for finance and administration, says he will retire effective June 30.

Proxy Statement Reveals Where Wal-Mart Money Goes

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2014 12:00 am

It’s proxy statement season for most publicly traded companies, and those releases are packed with nuggets of Whispers readers’ No. 1 interest: Other People’s Money.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, Wife Give $1M to UA Walton Business College

by Lance Turner 4/17/2014 10:59 am

Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, and his wife, Shelley, are giving $1 million to the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business. The money will establish the McMillion Family Endowed Excellence Fund, which will help the UA create the proposed School of Global Retail Operations and Innovation.

Todd Shields Named UA Fulbright College Dean

by Lee Hogan 3/10/2014 9:05 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 Express Support for Gearhart Amid $4M Budget Flap

by Associated Press 1/24/2014 5:21 pm

University of Arkansas trustees expressed support for Chancellor G. David Gearhart amid a fiscal crisis and allegations that he ordered employees to destroy documents subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act.

UA Trustees Accept Audit Detailing $4.2M Deficit

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 1/23/2014 3:57 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 2:38 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 8:10 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 4:40 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.

Author James Patterson Funds University of Arkansas Scholarship

by Associated Press 7/31/2013 9:02 am

Bestselling author James Patterson has given $48,000 to establish a scholarship fund for University of Arkansas students majoring in elementary or secondary education.

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

by Chris Bahn 7/24/2013 2:21 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 3:41 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.