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UCA Gets $5M Gift to Support Interior Design Program

The majority of the gift will be used to endow faculty positions allowing at least four named professorships. read more >
Education / Transportation

UCA, City Partner on Flight Training Program

The University of Central Arkansas partners with the city of Conway and the Conway Regional Airport to start a new aviation academy beginning in March. read more >
Banking & Finance / Education / Nonprofits

Arkansas Universities Announce Tuition-Free Programs Amidst ‘Last Dollar’ Scholarship TrendLock Icon

Some of Arkansas’ biggest universities are offering scholarships to make tuition essentially free for some students. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

UCA Fundraising Campaign Surpasses $100M Target

The campaign, which began silently in 2017 and went public in 2021, was bookended by major gifts from the Windgate Foundation. read more >
Education

UCA Launches Public Phase of $100M Campaign

The University of Central Arkansas has launched the public phase of the largest fundraising effort in its history. read more >
UCA President Houston Davis called the Windgate Center for Fine & Performing Arts a “game-changer.”
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Windgate Fuels Boom In Building for the ArtsLock Icon

The Windgate Foundation is transforming arts education in Arkansas one building at a time. read more >
Houston Davis, president of the Univeristy of Central Arkansas in Conway, speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for its Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
 
Construction / Education / Nonprofits

Starting Construction on Arts Center, UCA Gets $3M From Alice Walton

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway announces a new $3 million donation from the Alice L. Walton Foundation as it breaks ground on its Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts. read more >
Education

Report: UCA’S Economic Impact Totals $1B

The University of Central Arkansas added $1.01 billion in income to the Arkansas economy and supported 19,506 jobs in Fiscal Year 2018-19, according to a recent study. read more >
Joseph Steinmetz, chancellor of the University of Arkansas
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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 >
W. Joseph King, president of Lyon College; Houston Davis, president of the University of Central Arkansas; and Michael Moore, chief academic and operating officer for eVersity, are adjusting quickly to online learning in the wake of the global health emergency.
Education / Health Care

COVID-19 Provides Lessons for Arkansas’ UniversitiesLock Icon

Arkansas universities scramble to move their academic courses online so students can finish the current semester. read more >
Kale Gober
Education

Kale Gober to Lead Advancement at Grand Canyon University

Kale Gober, the University of Central Arkansas' vice president for university advancement, has accepted the top advancement job at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. read more >
Maria Markham, director of the Arkansas Division of Higher Education
Business Services / Education / Government & Politics

College Funding Formula Makes Outcomes Key to MoneyLock Icon

The financial impact of the new outcomes-based state funding formula on individual Arkansas universities and colleges has been a mixed bag, but the program is having the desired effect, and overall funding has increased. read more >
Education

College Admins See Pay Tilt UpLock Icon

A majority of Arkansas college administrators saw a bump in their total compensation package between fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2019. But for most of them it wasn’t much. read more >
University of Central Arkansas rendering for the Integrated Health Sciences Building.
Education / Health Care

UCA Starts Work on $38M Integrated Health Sciences Building

The University of Central Arkansas breaks ground on its $37.7 million Integrated Health Sciences Building at Western Avenue and Bruce Street on its campus in Conway. read more >
Houston DavisPresident of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway
Education

Houston Davis Sees Shift in Skills at UCA

Houston Davis, the president of UCA, says the school takes an interdisciplinary approach to prepare students for a competitive world. read more >
Tameka House, left, Lindsey Richardson and Mariela Schleuse of UAMS in Little Rock.
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As Nursing Jobs Go Unfilled, Crunch Getting WorseLock Icon

Arkansas needs nurses, but as a severe shortage persists nationwide, there’s no simple call button to push. read more >
From left: Courtney Pledger, Stephen Addison, Houston Davis and Asa Hutchinson.
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UCA Cyber Range to Produce Needed Talent

The new cyber range at the University of Central Arkansas will complement the school’s new bachelor’s degree program and deliver to a fast-growing job field the talent it desperately needs to combat cybercrime. read more >
UCA President Houston Davis announces a $20 million matching grant from the Windgate Foundation.
Construction / Nonprofits

Landmark Donation to Fund $45M Arts Center at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas announced Tuesday a $20 million gift from the Windgate Foundation — the largest such gift in the school’s 111 years — to support the planned Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts. read more >
University of Central Arkansas rendering for the Integrated Health Sciences Building.
Construction / Health Care

$38M Project to Help UCA Train Nurses

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway is expected to start construction in August on a $37.7 million building for instructing more nursing students. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

UCA Raises $10M, A New Record

The University of Central Arkansas said Tuesday that it raised a record $10.2 million in 2017-18, a 66 percent increase over last year's total. read more >