Tagged: tom courtway

The Courtway Legacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/6/2016 12:00 am

UCA will have a hard time finding a replacement for Tom Courtway, someone of his steadiness, ability to bring people together for the good of the institution and refreshing lack of … baloney.

Colleges, Universities Play Vital Role In Conway’s Economic Success

by Dwain Hebda 5/18/2016 12:00 am

Signs greeting motorists proudly proclaim Conway the “City of Colleges,” and its three residential campuses have played a major role in the growth and development of the wider community.

Conway Retail, Tech Startups Joust in Entrepreneurial Climate

by Dwain Hebda 5/18/2016 12:00 am

It’s hard to say which emerging segment of Conway’s entrepreneurial community best typifies the city’s economic development, retail or tech start-ups. City leaders aren’t complaining either way.

Conway College Presidents Talk Retention, Campus Changes

by Alexis Hosticka 5/17/2016 3:30 pm

College presidents in Conway discussed the challenges facing higher education and changes coming to their respective schools on Tuesday at the first Outlook Conway conference, hosted by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.

UCA President Tom Courtway to Step Down, Return to Teaching

by Alexis Hosticka 12/11/2015 1:45 pm

University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway is looking to step down before the end of his current contract and return to teaching in the UCA College of Business, university officials said Friday. The university's board said it will begin discussing the process of a presidential search in the spring.

UCA, AEDC Collaborating on Assistance Program for Arkansas Mayors

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 12:14 pm

Technical Assistance Program for Arkansas Mayors will provide education and training to mayors, particularly in rural areas and the Delta region.

UCA Receives $3M from Highway and Transportation Department

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/27/2015 3:50 pm

University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway was presented with a $3 million check today.

UCA College of Business Receives $3M for Supply Chain Program

by Alexis Hosticka 6/19/2015 4:02 pm

The university will use the funds to endow a chaired faculty position to support and expand the supply-chain logistics management program beginning in the fall.

Optometric Association Backs UCA's Optometry School Plans

by Mark Carter 1/29/2015 3:51 pm

The University of Central Arkansas said Thursday it will study whether to open a school of optometry on the campus.

UCA Board Approves Property Acquisition, Bond Issuance for $17.6M Mixed-Use Project

by Lee Hogan 1/16/2015 11:47 am

The property, at 242 Donaghey Ave., is currently occupied by a Papa John's restaurant, owned by Ozark Pizza Co. LLC of Little Rock. The offer would pay Ozark Pizza Co. $236,000 for the .12-acre lot and another $164,000 if the property is vacated by April 15.

Conway Corp. Pledges $3M to Science Center Addition at UCA

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 3:42 pm

Conway Corp., operator of Conway's city-owned utility system, has pledged $3 million to the University of Central Arkansas for its $17.5 million construction and renovation project of the Lewis Science Center.

Early Numbers Show UCA Fall Enrollment Up

by Associated Press 9/8/2014 9:24 am

Preliminary enrollment figures indicate the University of Central Arkansas has experienced a 1.4 percent increase in overall enrollment for the fall semester and a 1.4 percent increase in first-time undergraduate enrollment.

Kelley Erstine Returns to UCA as Chief of Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Kelley Erstine, an alumnus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, started work last week as chief of staff at his alma matter. In his new role, Erstine will make $165,000 a year.

UCA Gauging Retail Interest in Mixed-Use Development

by Lee Hogan 7/10/2014 11:04 am

The University of Central Arkansas is starting to look into the interest levels businesses may have in being a part of the first phase of the university's renovation of Donaghey Avenue.

UCA's McCastlain Hall Receives $800,000 Grant for Renovations

by Lee Hogan 5/16/2014 10:24 am

The University of Central Arkansas' McCastlain Hall, one of eight buildings included in the university's Historic District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is receiving an $800,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council for renovations.

About That Cooling-Off Period (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Current law requires Arkansas lawmakers to wait just one year before they seek to take advantage of any clout amassed by hiring on to jobs as lobbyists that pay much more money than most of them have ever before seen.

Gilbert Baker Resigns From UCA Post

by Lee Hogan 4/2/2014 10:28 am

Former state legislator Gilbert Baker resigned Wednesday, effective immediately, from his position at the University of Central Arkansas. The university released a one-line statement announcing Baker's resignation.

UCA Plans To Reshape Donaghey Avenue

by Mark Friedman 3/17/2014 12:00 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway is working on plans to renovate a mile-long section of Donaghey Avenue. The crown jewel of the proposed project is an approximately 68,000-SF, four-story mixed-use building that will feature retail on the ground floor and student housing on floors 2 through 4.

UCA Names Leader to Oversee Donaghey Corridor

by Lance Turner 2/6/2014 1:00 pm

TJ Johnston, executive vice president of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and the Conway Development Corporation, is taking a new job at the University of Central Arkansas that will oversee UCA's Donaghey Corridor project.

Video: New Jobs in Morrilton & Springdale, New Plans at UCA, New Home Sales in Your 'Week in Review'

by Lance Turner 11/23/2013 11:17 am

New jobs in Morrilton and Springdale, the latest on Arkansas home sales, big plans at the University of Central Arkansas and solid earnings for Tyson Foods Inc., all in this week's Arkansas Business/THV 11 News "Week in Review."