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Rick Stripling Named Project Director at A-State (Movers & Shakers)

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Rick Stripling has taken on the role of project director for the college student personnel services master’s program at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Stripling has been an associate professor at the university since 2011, and in 2013 took on the role of coordinator as well as professor with the university’s Master of Science degree program.

In his new position, Stripling will direct special projects for the A-State Partnership and coordinate student life activities with Campus Queretaro.

Michael Johnson has joined the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as director of development and external relations at the College of Education & Health Professions. A graduate of UA Little Rock, Johnson has worked with nonprofit organizations including the Arkansas Foodbank Network and Habitat for Humanity.

Brian Gray has been hired as the national director of development for UA Little Rock. Gray was previously a regional director of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and began his new job on March 16.

Glenn Anderson of Little Rock has received the 2018 Humanitarian Award from the Just Communities of Arkansas. An advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing, Anderson works for UA Little Rock as associate professor in the American Sign Language and English Interpreter Education program and was also the recipient of the UA Little Rock 2018 Faculty Excellence Award for Public Service and $5,000.

Anderson’s fellow honorees were Rhonda Aaron of Sister Friends United and community leader and mentor Sherman Tate.

Richard Dunsworth of Clarksville has been elected to the Higher Learning Commission board of trustees. Dunsworth is the University of the Ozarks president, and his four-year term on the board begins Sept. 1.

See more of this week’s Movers & Shakers, and submit your own announcement at ArkansasBusiness.com/Movers.

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