Tagged: john diamond

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.

John Diamond Joins University of Wisconsin System

by Associated Press 5/12/2014 12:01 pm

A newly hired top-level communications director for the University of Wisconsin System was fired last year as University of Arkansas spokesman following a disagreement with that school's president over an open records request filed by a newspaper.

Former UA Executives Testify That David Gearhart Generated Hostile Climate

by Associated Press 1/8/2014 7:06 am

Legislators on Tuesday criticized how the University of Arkansas managed the budget of its fundraising division and said they're still not clear how it built a $4.2 million deficit. Also, two former UA officials claimed Chancellor G. David Gearhart worked to circumvent the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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.

Legislative Audit Ends Hearing Without Testimony from Brad Choate, Joy Sharp

by Associated Press 12/13/2013 2:57 pm

A legislative committee decides they've heard enough about how a $4.2 million deficit developed in the fundraising office of the University of Arkansas and declined to hear testimony from two school officials who were fired after the problems came to light.

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.

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.

Update: Termination of UA Spokesman John Diamond Followed Loss of Confidence

by Gwen Moritz 8/26/2013 3:27 pm

John Diamond, whose termination will be final Sept. 22, says his attempts to follow the Freedom of Information Act led to the loss of his job as associate vice chancellor for university relations.

John Diamond, Man Behind Jeff Long Speech, Leaving UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/23/2013 3:38 pm

The University of Arkansas announced Friday that John Diamond, the man behind Jeff Long's acclaimed Bobby Petrino announcement, will be leaving the UA at the end of September 2013.

University of Arkansas Wins PR Award for Handling Bobby Petrino Situation

by Lance Turner 8/1/2013 11:01 am

The University of Arkansas has received an award for “Best Crisis Management” in the PR Daily’s 2013 Nonprofit PR Awards.

Jeff Long's Speech: Crafting the Words That Persuaded Razorback Fans

by Chris Bahn 4/5/2013 11:00 am

This week's first anniversary of the motorcycle wreck that changed Arkansas sports history provides a case study in crisis communication. John Diamond, the University of Arkansas' associate vice chancellor for university relations, recently spoke to Arkansas Business about the process of crafting the 673-word speech that Athletic Director Jeff Long delivered when he announced that he’d fired the Razorbacks' popular and successful head football coach, Bobby Petrino.

6 Spokesmen on Communicating During a Critical Crisis

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2013 12:00 am

Troubled times can take on many forms — natural disasters, infidelity, mismanagement — but no matter the form, communication is key. Arkansas Business visited with professional communicators locally and nationally to find out what they think is critical in crisis: