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UA Board of Trustees to Discuss Donald Bobbitt’s Contract Renewal Next Week

The UA System board of trustees will hold a special July 6 meeting to discuss whether or not to renew President Donald Bobbitt's contract, which will expire in December. read more >

Phoenix Moves On From UA System, Agrees to $550M Deal With University of Idaho

The University of Idaho said it was approached by Phoenix about an affiliation in March, after the proposed deal with the UA System had come under scrutiny. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

Taking the Big Swings (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Colleges and universities will have to bet big to navigate new challenges. read more >
A University of Phoenix office in Carson, California

UA System Board Votes Against University of Phoenix Deal

At a special meeting, trustees voted 5-4 against a resolution supporting the deal, with one trustee abstaining. But that doesn't mean the deal is dead. read more >
University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt said the proposed deal with the University of Phoenix would bring the system $20 million annually.
Education / Nonprofits

UA System Says Deal with University of Phoenix Could Bring $20M AnnuallyLock Icon

Critics of the proposal said it’s not the kind of exposure the UA System needs. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

The UA & the University of Phoenix (Editorial)

A UA affiliation with the University of Phoenix raises concerns. read more >
Summer DeProw

Summer DeProw Named Chancellor of Pulaski Tech

DeProw, who currently serves as provost/vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, is expected to begin her new role on Jan. 1. read more >
University of Arkansas Chancellor Charles Robinson

Charles Robinson Named UA Chancellor

The decision breaks a month-long stalemate between members of the UA System Board of Trustees. read more >
“I call it creating plans for confidence; we have to create confidence. We know we can not eliminate the risk of COVID-19, but we want to minimize that risk.” - Hunter Yurachek, director of athletics at the University of Arkansas
Education / Tourism

UA Fends Off Auburn’s Attempt to Hire Yurachek

He's getting another contract extension that raises his salary and includes deferred compensation from private funds. read more >
The final four candidates for chancellor of the University of Arkansas, from left: Charles Robinson, Jay Akridge, Daniel Reed and Cynthia Young.

UA Chancellor Search Down to 4 Candidates

The finalists will each visit the campus in Fayetteville for meetings with students, faculty and other stakeholders. read more >
A solar panel at the Searcy Solar Energy Center
Construction / Education / Energy

Entegrity to Build 25-Acre Solar Array for UA

Construction is expected to be completed by early 2024. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

UA and UA System Division of Agriculture Sign Special Agreement

System President Donald Bobbitt said the special agreement is an "important step forward" in formalizing and reinforcing the mutual association between the two entities. read more >

Ana Hunt Named Interim Chancellor of Pulaski Tech

She takes over for Margaret Ellibee, who retired after a decade leading the two-year college. read more >
Deacue Fields
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

Deacue Fields Recommended as Next Head of UA Division of Agriculture

He's been the dean of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences since 2017. read more >
Janet Harris, the incoming executive director and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
Business Services / Education / Nonprofits

Janet Harris Named Next CEO of Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

She's worked for the nonprofit since 2016, most recently as chief strategy officer. read more >
Chris Ladner, left, a principal partner at Entegrity, and John Coleman, the regional director who heads company’s Fayetteville office.
Construction / Education / Energy

Entegrity Solar Farm to Energize UA’s Fayetteville Campus

The power from the 4-megawatt array will offset about 6.3% of the campus’ electricity use. read more >
University of Arkansas System CFO Tara Smith 
Banking & Finance / Education

Tara Smith Named CFO of UA System

She takes over on March 1 for Gina Terry, who retired Jan. 31 after more than 20 years with the UA System. read more >

Committee Formed to Help Hire Next University of Arkansas Chancellor

Charles Robinson has been serving as interim chancellor since the sudden resignation of Joe Steinmetz. read more >
University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College Chancellor Margaret Ellibee 

UA-Pulaski Tech Chancellor Margaret Ellibee Announces Retirement

She has led the two-year college since 2012 and overseen its merger with the UA System. read more >
Business Services / Education / Nonprofits

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute CEO Marta Loyd Retiring

She has led the nonprofit since 2014. read more >