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Mike Williams, a former Harding University administrator who is returning to the school to be its sixth president. 

Former Harding Admin Mike Williams Picked to be Next University President

He's returning to the university after leading Faulkner University in Alabama since 2015. read more >

Harding University Names Search Committee for New President

Robert C. Walker, chairman of the Harding University board of trustees, announces members of a search committee to identify and recommend the university's next president. read more >
The front gates of Harding University's Florence campus will remain closed for the time being.
Education / Health Care / Tourism

A Disappointing Decision Proves Right at Harding

Harding University has offered classes in Florence, Italy, since 1980, and students there were among the first to feel the weight of the coronavirus pandemic. read more >
Bruce McLarty, president of Harding University.
Education / Health Care / Media & Marketing

Private Colleges Optimistic About Enrollment Despite VirusLock Icon

It might seem counterintuitive in the age of coronavirus, but Arkansas’ private colleges are cautiously optimistic about enrollment in the fall. read more >
Banking & Finance / Education / Media & Marketing

‘A Relentless Drumbeat’ (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Millions of Americans have student loan debt without having finished a degree, a prospect that makes my stomach hurt. That kind of debt generally cannot be discharged even in bankruptcy. read more >
President Bruce McLarty addresses the first chapel assembly of the fall 2019 semester at Harding University in Searcy.
Education / Nonprofits

Arkansas Private Colleges Stare Down Demographic, Cultural ChallengesLock Icon

Arkansas Business tracked 15 years’ worth of official fall enrollment figures for 11 private colleges and universities in Arkansas. All 11 are religiously affiliated, and that part of the mission can be a factor in the enrollment trend. read more >
Jana Rucker

Jana Rucker Named Harding University VP (Movers & Shakers)

Jana Rucker, a Florida marketing executive, will become Harding University’s vice president for communication, a newly created position in the president’s cabinet. read more >
Rhodes Field House

Reaves Family Donates $1M to Harding Renovation

A Russellville couple has donated $1 million to a project to renovate and expand Rhodes Field House on the Searcy campus of Harding University. read more >
Liz Howell.

Liz Howell Named to New Vice President Position at Harding University

Liz Howell, assistant to the president for alumni and parent relations at Harding University, was named to the newly created post of vice president for alumni and parent relations at the school, effective July 1. read more >
Bruce McLarty will become president of Harding University in Searcy at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

Harding University Names Bruce McLarty President

Bruce McLarty, 55, vice president for spiritual life at Harding University in Searcy, has been named to succeed Harding University President David B. Burks when Burks retires from the position in June. read more >