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Arkansas Universities Build Cybersecurity Hub with $5M GrantLock Icon

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Cyber Security, Energy Security & Emergency Response allocated the money to further work at the Emerging Threat Information Sharing & Analysis Center — a sort of cybersecurity clinic — at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. read more >
Education

Frank Cuervo Named Athletics Director of UA Little Rock

He comes to UA Little Rock from the University of Illinois Chicago, where he was the deputy director of athletics/chief revenue officer. read more >
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus
Education / Nonprofits

Windgate Foundation Awards $3.5M to UA Little Rock Teacher Education Program

The gift will support the transformation of teacher education at UA Little Rock in its quest to become a premier provider of teachers in the state. read more >
Alicia Dorn, chancellor's chief of staff at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Education / Media & Marketing

Alicia Dorn Named Chief of Staff to UA Little Rock Chancellor

She previously worked as the communications director at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Human Sciences. read more >
Education

The Larger View of Student Success (Christina Drale Commentary)

While degree attainment is important, universities must take a broader view of student success. read more >

Donation Creates First of its Kind Endowment at UA Little Rock

It is the first gift made to the university where the funds will be distributed at the discretion of the chancellor. read more >
The Jack Stephens Center, home to the UA Little Rock Trojan basketball teams.
Tourism

With Eye on Athletics Revenue, UA Little Rock Switches Conference

The school is joining the Ohio Valley Conference, where it believes it will fare better financially and competitively. read more >
Lee Watson, founder of The Forge Institute
Business Services / Education

Consortium Aims to Make Arkansas a Leader in Cybersecurity

The new group's goals include creating “a strategic regional industry cluster in emerging technologies" and aid the creation of more tech jobs. read more >
Government & Politics

UA Little Rock’s Support Students Services Gets $2.1M Grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Arkansas at Little Rock a $2.1 million, five-year grant to help more students succeed and graduate from college. read more >
Construction / Education / Nonprofits

Windgate Gives $3M to UA Little Rock for Art Center Care

The Windgate Foundation has gifted $3 million to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to fund a building maintenance endowment for its Windgate Center of Art + Design. read more >
Frank Scott Jr., mayor of Little Rock
Construction / Education / Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business

City, UA Little Rock Take Steps to Improve Asher Avenue Properties

Little Rock city officials announce revitalization plans for the Asher Avenue corridor, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock announces redevelopment plans for its University Plaza shopping center. read more >
Christina Drale, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has instituted a retrenchment plan to rescue its budget.
Health Care

UA Little Rock Aims to Offer In-Person Classes This Fall

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock says it plans to reopen its campus and residence halls for face-to-face classes this fall. read more >
Joseph Steinmetz, chancellor of the University of Arkansas
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Finance Crisis at Arkansas Colleges Hits the Layoff StageLock Icon

With Arkansas’ public colleges in historic financial distress, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Christina Drale prescribed a bitter remedy this month — cuts deep enough to cost tenured professors their jobs — and state education leaders fear other state universities may have to take a dose. read more >
Education

Upsides at UA Little RockLock Icon

Christina Drale’s christening as chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock last September was more a baptism of fire. read more >

UA Little Rock Gets $25M Donation, Its Biggest Ever

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received the largest single gift in the institution's 93-year history — a $25 million donation from an anonymous person to support the university’s strategic enrollment management plan. read more >
Jay Heflin, Rajesh Chokhani
Business Services / Education / Manufacturing

For Chokhani, Heflin, Relationships Key to Business, Community

Little Rock business leaders Rajesh Chokhani of Welspun Tubular and Jay Heflin of Legacy Termite & Pest Control talk about the importance of relationships to the economy and community. read more >
Christina DraleChancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Education / Media & Marketing

Christina Drale Says Changes at UA Little Rock Not Made in Name Only

Christina Drale, the new chancellor of UA Little Rock, says the university's biggest challenge is to address an enrollment decline and develop a balanced budget. read more >
Ann Bain

Ann Bain Named UA Little Rock Executive Vice Chancellor, Provost

Ann Bain has been named executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, effective Oct. 16. read more >
Christina Drale

Christina Drale Named Chancellor of UA Little Rock

Christina Drale has been named chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. read more >
Christina Drale

Drale Named Acting Chancellor of UA Little Rock

University of Arkansas System President Donald R. Bobbitt names Christina Drale acting chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. read more >