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Tim Gunter To Lead New Band Program at Central Baptist College (Movers & Shakers)

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Tim Gunter, the director of athletic bands at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville for 15 years, has been named director of bands and an associate professor of music for Central Baptist College’s new band program. Gunter will begin recruiting for the fall 2016 semester immediately and expects at least 30 students. The CBC band will host concert performances and will attend university athletic events. Scholarships for the new program will also be available.


Loretta McGregor has been elected to the American Psychological Association Board of Educational Affairs. McGregor is a professor of psychology at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, where she has been employed since 2005, and will hold her new board position for three years. The board recommends educational policy, program changes and operational priorities to the APA board of directors and Council of Representatives.


Michael Schwartz, a professor and dean of the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, recently led workshops for law professors who teach at Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia’s first all-women law school. The university is located in the country’s capital city of Riyadh. Since 2009, Schwartz has trained law professors in Chile, Taiwan, Germany, Turkey and the Republic of Georgia.


Jimmy Ishee has been named a 2016 Fellow of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education. Ishee, dean of the College of Health & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway since 2014, was inducted as the 15th Fellow at NAKHE’s national conference in San Diego last month. Ishee has been involved with and has contributed to NAKHE for the past 26 years.


Rachel Steele has been named associate vice president of Student Services at Central Baptist College in Conway. In her new position, Steele will oversee university areas such as student success, retention, safety and security, dean of students, housing, career services and student activities. Steele has been with CBC since 2009, when she began as a personal admissions officer.


Rebecca Lester, formerly the chief administrator of Clarksville Medical Group, has been hired by the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville as director of major grants. Lester has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, grant writing, public relations, strategic planning and organization development.


Bob Denman, vice chancellor for advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been named by Donald Bobbitt, the UA System president, chairman of an advisory committee to help search for the next chancellor of UALR. Other committee members include staff, faculty, administrators and alumni. Joel Anderson, chancellor of the university for 13 years, will retire on June 30.


Steven McClellan has accepted the position of vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. McClellan served as UALR’s associate vice chancellor for finance from 2007-2013 and currently serves as the chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. In his new position, McClellan will oversee areas such as human relations, facilities management, public safety, information technologies and procurement.


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