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UA System Names Chuck Culver Interim Head of Agriculture Division

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Longtime University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture executive Chuck Culver has been named interim vice president of the division.

Culver, the division’s assistant vice president and director of external relations, takes over on Oct. 1 for the retiring Mark Cochran, the system said in a news release. 

Culver holds a bachelor’s from Louisiana State University, in addition to a juris doctorate and a master’s in agricultural law from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He joined the system’s Division of Agriculture in 1990.

Culver previously worked as counsel for agriculture and rural development for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business. He was also a legislative assistant for agriculture under U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers. 

System President Donald Bobbitt said in the release that Culver “possesses the experience and institutional knowledge to lead the division” while a national search is conducted for the division’s next permanent leader.

Cochran has held the position since 2011 and been with the system for nearly four decades.

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