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G. David Gearhart

“My vision for the organization is still continuing to grow. The foundation began primarily as an annual fund organization. We need to offer our fans and our donors all opportunities that they can help our program stay competitive and among the best in the country.” - Scott Varady, Razorback Foundation
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Razorback Foundation in Hands of Veteran Fan Scott Varady

Scott Varady was happy as a lawyer for the University of Arkansas until a chance conversation with Sean Rochelle got him thinking. read more >
Former UA Chancellor G. David Gearhart and his brother, Wal-Mart Executive Vice President Jeffrey J. Gearhart.
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Wal-Mart Reveals $1.9M Paid to UA in FY 2015

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its proxy statement last week that it paid about $1.9 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer’s fiscal year that ended Jan. 31. read more >
G. David Gearhart
Education / Government & Politics

Gearhart Leaves after 7 Years Leading University of Arkansas

G. David Gearhart wrapped up a seven-year tenure as chancellor of the University of Arkansas hopeful that a state with few college graduates will push more of its children into higher education. read more >
The 2014 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shareholders meeting was held inside Bud Walton Arena.
Education / Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart Shares $1.5M UA Connection in Proxy

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its latest proxy statement that it paid about $1.5 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer’s fiscal year that ended Jan. 31. read more >
G. David Gearhart
Education

Outgoing Arkansas Chancellor Gearhart, Wife, Give $1M to UA

Outgoing University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart and his wife, Jane, are giving a $1 million gift to the university. read more >
Dan Ferritor
Education

UA System Names Dan Ferritor UA Interim Chancellor

University of Arkansas System President Don Bobbitt on Thursday named Dan Ferritor interim chancellor of the UA's flagship university upon Chancellor G. David Gearhart’s retirement on July 31. read more >
Sharon Gaber
Education

UA Provost Sharon Gaber to Become University of Toledo President

Sharon L. Gaber, the University of Arkansas' provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, has accepted a job as the next president of the University of Toledo, the UA said Thursday. read more >
Banking & Finance / Education / Government & Politics / Real Estate / Retail / Tourism

University of Arkansas Touts $1.2B Economic Impact in 2014

The University of Arkansas released a report Tuesday that says the university has an economic impact on "state and local economies" of $1.2 billion, up 66 percent from the previous year. read more >
G. David Gearhart
Education

David Gearhart To Retire July 31

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart has announced he will retire from the position July 31, citing family reasons. read more >
G. David Gearhart
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University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart to Retire in July

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart says that he will retire from the post on July 31 and return to teaching. read more >
An architectural rendering from Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects of the proposed Fowler House Garden and Conservatory addition.
Construction / Education

Fowlers Donate $2.93M to Chancellor’s Residence Expansion

The chancellor's home on the University of Arkansas campus is getting an upgrade thanks to a hefty gift from its namesakes. Wallace W. and Jama M. Fowler of Jonesboro pledged $2.93 million to an effort to expand the residence, adding room to host large dinners, receptions and other special events. read more >
Phillip Stafford, president of the University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation, addresses the crowd at the "Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation" event held Thursday at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park.
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Tech Park Has $522M Impact, UA Study Finds

The Arkansas Research & Technology Park has had an economic impact of more than a half-billion dollars since it was opened 10 years ago, according to an analysis by the UA's Center for Business and Economic Research. read more >
Education

UA Fayetteville’s Enrollment More Than 26K, Preliminary Figures Show

Enrollment at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is above 26,000 for the first time, according to preliminary figures released by the UA on Wednesday. read more >
Education

University of Arkansas Raises $113.3M, Surpasses Goal

The University of Arkansas eclipsed its fundraising goal, and for the fourth consecutive year, raised more than $100 million dollars in private gifts, in fiscal year 2014. read more >
G. David Gearhart
Education

Prosecutor: No Charges Over Conflicting Testimony by UA Officials

Contradictory testimony by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville's chancellor and former spokesman do not warrant prosecution, according to Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for the 6th Judicial District of Arkansas. read more >
Education

UA’s Don Pederson to Retire June 30

Don Pederson, the University of Arkansas' vice chancellor for finance and administration, says he will retire effective June 30. read more >
Headquarters of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville
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Proxy Statement Reveals Where Wal-Mart Money Goes

It’s proxy statement season for most publicly traded companies, and those releases are packed with nuggets of Whispers readers’ No. 1 interest: Other People’s Money. read more >
Education / Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, Wife Give $1M to UA Walton Business College

Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, and his wife, Shelley, are giving $1 million to the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business. The money will establish the McMillion Family Endowed Excellence Fund, which will help the UA create the proposed School of Global Retail Operations and Innovation. read more >
Todd Shields
Education

Todd Shields Named UA Fulbright College Dean

The University of Arkansas announced Monday the next dean for its J. William Fulbright College of Arts, the university’s largest academic unit, will be Todd Shields. The move is effective March 24. read more >
G. David Gearhart
Education

UA Trustees Express Support for Gearhart Amid $4M Budget Flap

University of Arkansas trustees expressed support for Chancellor G. David Gearhart amid a fiscal crisis and allegations that he ordered employees to destroy documents subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act. read more >