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Anthony Fletcher of CHI St. Vincent Named President of the Association of Black Cardiologists (Movers & Shakers)

In this role, Fletcher will oversee the organization’s mission by advocating for heart health and wellness in minority communities. read more >
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John Brown University to Offer AI Degree; Other Universities Plan New Classes

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, offer or are planning to offer AI classes. read more >
Education / Health Care / Technology

John Brown University to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in AI

John Brown University said it will be the first Christian university in the nation to offer a bachelor's in the field. read more >
Education / Media & Marketing

John Brown University Adds Graduate Programs in Cybersecurity, Data Analytics

The private four-year Christian university is also launching a graduate program in marketing analytics. read more >

Ebony Mitchell Hired as Director of External Affairs at Arkansas Foodbank (Movers & Shakers)

Mitchell, previously Miss Arkansas, will oversee the organization’s marketing, communications and advocacy work. read more >
Alan Price
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Alan Price Promoted to Community President at FNBC of Batesville (Movers & Shakers)

He will oversee the bank’s charter market in Sharp County, which includes Ash Flat, Cherokee Village, Highland and Hardy. read more >
Donnie Crain
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Donnie Crain Named President and CEO of the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce (Movers & Shakers)

Crain will also serve as president of the Conway County Economic Development Corp. read more >
Abby Davis (left) and Georgeanna Wright

Arkansas Tech Names Abby Davis Athletics Director (Movers & Shakers)

She will be the first woman to serve in that position. 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 >
Terry Alexander of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Foundation Fund board of directors.

Alexander Named to UAM Board (Movers & Shakers)

Terry Alexander has been appointed to the board of directors of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Foundation Fund. read more >
Melvin Beavers of UA Little Rock

Spencer Selected as Vice Chancellor at UAM (Movers & Shakers)

Mark Spencer, dean of the School of Arts & Humanities at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been named associate vice chancellor for program development, assessment and distance learning. read more >
Max Harrell and Rick Moody of Generations Bank
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Generations Bank Names New Market Presidents (NWA Movers & Shakers)

Max Harrell has been promoted to Rogers area market president for Generations Bank of Rogers, and Rick Moody has been hired as market president for the Fayetteville area. read more >
Deborah Brown of Excel by Eight in Little Rock
Education / Nonprofits

Brown Added to Excel by Eight (Movers & Shakers)

Deborah Brown has been hired by Excel by Eight of Little Rock as director of its campaign to advance early childhood education in the state. read more >
Matt Cardin

Cardin Introduced at North Arkansas College (Movers & Shakers)

Matt Cardin has been named vice president for academic affairs at North Arkansas College of Harrison. read more >
Blake Johnson of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
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Chatman Returns to Williams Baptist (Movers & Shakers)

Tim Chatman will join his alma mater, Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, as dean of students, effective in October. 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 >
Ted Song

Ted Song Named John Brown University Chief Diversity Officer

He has led the university's Office of Diversity since 2020, and will continue teaching. read more >
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Gift to JBU Honors NWA Poultry Pioneers

John Brown University at Siloam Springs has received a $150,000 grant from the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation for the creation of the June & Robert J. Loyd Endowed Scholarship in honor of the founders of Springdale Farms, one of the first poultry processing businesses in northwest Arkansas. read more >
Clockwise from top left: Emily Moore, Keith Jagger and Juan Rodriguez of John Brown University in Siloam Springs
Education / Health Care

JBU Designates New Deans (Movers & Shakers)

Keith Jagger will serve as dean of Christian formation, Juan Rodriguez will serve as dean of residence life and Emily Moore as dean of student care at John Brown University in Siloam Springs. read more >
Bank OZK CFO Greg McKinney (far left) shares advice on how to assembly a quality executive team. McKinney spoke during a roundtable discussion for business leaders at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards in December.
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Video: Top CFOs Tell How to Assemble A Quality Executive Team

Business leaders should seek intelligent, skilled people with diverse experiences when putting together a quality executive team, some of the state's top chief financial officers tell Arkansas Business. read more >