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Lydia Smith Named Director of Mortgage Production at Southern Bancorp Inc. (Movers & Shakers)

Lydia Smith has been hired as director of mortgage production at Southern Bancorp Inc. of Little Rock. She previously was vice president of diversity lending at InQlusion Mortgage Capital. David Roberts has […] read more >
Education / Legal

Harding Names New Deans for College of Pharmacy, College of Arts and Sciences (Movers & Shakers)

Harding University of Searcy has announced deans of two of its eight colleges. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

UA Little Rock Gets $453K for Teacher Recruiting Project

UA Little Rock will focus on increasing the number and diversity of candidates entering and graduating from their programs and transforming the entire experience for teacher candidates to be more practice-based, so teachers are ready for their classrooms on day one. read more >
Robert Bryant Jr. of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts in Hot Springs
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Bryant Heads Up ASMSA Outreach (Movers & Shakers)

Robert Bryant Jr. has been hired as the coordinator for alumni and community relations at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts in Hot Springs. read more >
Ben Kutylo of Forward Arkansas in Little Rock.
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Kutylo Selected to Head Forward Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

Ben Kutylo has been named executive director of Forward Arkansas in Little Rock. read more >
Mandy Hull of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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Mandy Hull Takes Over Adviser’s Role at UA Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

Mandy Hull, associate general counsel for the University of Arkansas System, has been named associate vice chancellor of human resources and human resources policy adviser to the chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. read more >
Education / Government & Politics

Improving Outcomes for Arkansas Students (Jerry Jones Commentary)

If we want our students to be able to effectively compete in the global market for jobs, we must dramatically improve educational outcomes in our state and consistently make informed and smart decisions on education policy. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

After 15 Years, How Are We Doing? (Hugh McDonald Commentary)

The initial class of the the Arkansas Better Chance pre-K program would have graduated from high school last spring. But there is no way to know what happened to the pre-K students because there is no longitudinal tracking of these kids from pre-K to K-12 and beyond. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

ForwARd Arkansas Names 2 to Management Team

ForwARd Arkansas on Tuesday announced two additions to its management team: Harvell Howard as operations manager and Cory Biggs as associate director. read more >
Susan Harriman
Education / Government & Politics / Nonprofits

Susan Harriman To Lead ForwARd Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

Susan Bonesteel Harriman has been named executive director of ForwARd Arkansas, a partnership of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Walton Family Foundation and Arkansas Board of Education that aims to improve public education in Arkansas. read more >
Susan Harriman
Education / Government & Politics / Nonprofits

Susan Harriman Named Executive Director of ForwARd Arkansas

Susan Harriman has been named executive director of ForwARd Arkansas, a group that aims to improve public education in Arkansas. read more >
Johnny Key
Education / Government & Politics

Education Commissioner Johnny Key on Moving Arkansas Forward in Learning

Before being named education commissioner, Key was associate vice president for university relations at the University of Arkansas System, a position he had held since August 2014. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Nonprofits

ForwARd Arkansas Report Sees Progress, Room for Improvement at State Schools

ForwARd Arkansas releases a report it says confirms that while achievement gaps still exist in state education, Arkansas has been successful in improving access to education. read more >