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Katherine Strause Appointed Executive Director of the Arts & Sciences Center for Southeast Arkansas (Super Mover)

Strause previously was chair of the art department and professor of painting at Henderson State University. read more >

Trey Berry Appointed Chancellor at Henderson State University

Arkansas State University System President Chuck Welch appoints Trey Berry as Henderson State University’s next chancellor, effective Jan. 1. read more >

Bob Fisher Named Interim Chancellor of Henderson State

He's the former president of Belmont University, a private Christian university in Nashville, Tennessee. read more >

Chuck Ambrose Stepping Down as Henderson State Chancellor

Ambrose joined Henderson as chancellor in November 2021 and led a restructure of its academic program and a major staff reduction that kept the university afloat while realigning its mission and resources. read more >
Lloyd Jackson, chief fundraising officer and associate vice chancellor of advancement at Henderson State University

Lloyd Jackson Joins Henderson State as Chief Fundraising Officer

Jackson most recently served as assistant superintendent for school leadership for Kansas City Public Schools after working 14 years in the Hot Springs School District. read more >
When Charles Ambrose became chancellor in 2021, Henderson was deep in debt and had “no cash,” he said.
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Henderson State Back From the Brink After Joining ASU SystemLock Icon

Henderson State University in Arkadelphia declared financial exigency in March 2022, one of the most drastic options open to colleges in deep budget trouble. read more >
Henderson State University in Arkadelphia declared financial exigency in March 2022, one of the most drastic options open to colleges in deep budget trouble.

Henderson To Keep Its NameLock Icon

Despite joining the Arkansas State University System, Henderson State will keep its name. read more >
Charles Ambrose, the new chancellor of Henderson State University 

ASU System Approves ‘Painful But Necessary’ Cuts at Henderson State

When asked if there was another way to address the college's financial crisis, Chancellor Charles Ambrose was blunt. "I don't have one," he said. read more >

Henderson State Plan Calls for Elimination of 25 Degree Programs

It also calls for 88 teaching positions to be cut, or about 37% of the school's instructional staff. read more >
Clockwise from top left: Nathan Campbell, Shannon Clardy, TaLisha Givan, Lacy Klinger, Celya Taylor, and Charlotte White-Wright of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.
Education / Nonprofits

6 Advance at Henderson State (Movers & Shakers)

Henderson State University of Arkadelphia has announced six faculty promotions. read more >

Program Cuts, Layoffs Coming to Cash-Strapped Henderson State

The task, Chancellor Charles Ambrose said, is to redesign Henderson so that it “actually works for our most average students.” read more >
Maria Markham, director of the Arkansas Division of Higher Education
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Arkansas Colleges Shrinking, and ‘Cliff’ Still LoomsLock Icon

A recent college attendance dip in Arkansas doesn’t reflect the “enrollment cliff” that higher education leaders have harped about for years. It’s been more of a slow roll down to the edge. read more >
Charles Ambrose, the new chancellor of Henderson State University 

Henderson State Gets OK for Deep Financial Cuts

Academic offerings are expected to shrink by 30% to 40%. read more >
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Henderson State Announces Furloughs as Financial Troubles Persist

The university is also cutting pay for certain positions and eliminating others. read more >
Carpenter-Haygood Stadium at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia
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Permit Request Claims Henderson State Ready for AlcoholLock Icon

Sodexo Operations has asked the state for permits to serve alcohol at Henderson State University’s Garrison Center and Carpenter-Haygood Stadium in Arkadelphia. read more >
Clockwise from left: Rebekah Aduddell, Frederick Ernst and William Murray of Hendrix College in Conway
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Hendrix Hires New Professors (Movers & Shakers)

Rebekah Aduddell, Frederick Ernst and William Murray have joined Hendrix College in Conway as assistant professors. read more >

Windgate Foundation Awards $1.56M to Henderson for Scholarships

It's the fifth gift the Windgate Foundation has bestowed in the past month. read more >
Jeff Matthews of Conway Corp
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Matthews Recognized at UCA (Movers & Shakers)

Jeff Matthews, public relations and production specialist with the Conway Corp., was among 28 people awarded graduation certificates by the Community Development Institute-Central. read more >
Jennifer Allen, owner and publisher of the Hot Springs Village Voice
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Publisher Jennifer Allen Finds Her Voice

Not long after Jennifer Allen lost her job running the Hot Springs Village Voice for Gannett, she got a call from an executive at the company asking if she’d ever considered buying the paper she had worked for since 2007. read more >
Arkansas State University’s campus in Querétaro, Mexico, which is set to graduate its first class this year.
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ASU to the RescueLock Icon

The Arkansas State University System assimilates troubled Henderson State in Arkadelphia and grants its first diplomas in Mexico. read more >