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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 >
Health Care

$6.1M Grant Will Establish Virus Research Institute at UA

The National Science Foundation awards a $6.1 million grant to the University of Arkansas to establish a research institute focused on virology and virus ecology. read more >
Brian Walker of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
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UA Little Rock Professor, Directors Honored (Movers & Shakers)

Brian Walker is named Central Arkansas Professor of the Year by the Central Arkansas American Chemistry Society. Darius Maize and Patrick Walsh of the athletic department also earn high marks. read more >

Shepherd Back at Ouachita Baptist (Movers & Shakers)

Lewis Shepherd Jr. has been added to the executive leadership team as special assistant to the president at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, a position in which he will seek to advance racial diversity. read more >
President Bruce McLarty addresses the first chapel assembly of the fall 2019 semester at Harding University in Searcy.
Education / Nonprofits

Arkansas Private Colleges Stare Down Demographic, Cultural ChallengesLock Icon

Arkansas Business tracked 15 years’ worth of official fall enrollment figures for 11 private colleges and universities in Arkansas. All 11 are religiously affiliated, and that part of the mission can be a factor in the enrollment trend. read more >
Dionne B. Jackson
Education / Nonprofits

Dionne Jackson to Lead AR Kids Read (Movers & Shakers)

Dionne B. Jackson has been hired as executive director of AR Kids Read in Little Rock, succeeding Charlie Conklin. read more >
Tom Thrash
Education / Legal / Tourism

Tom Thrash Donates $800K for Turf at Ouachita Baptist’s Stadium

Little Rock attorney Tom Thrash has donated $800,000 to fully fund the installation of artificial turf in the Cliff Harris Stadium at Ouachita Baptist University. read more >
Ben Sells

OBU Gets $1M Donation, No Strings Attached

Ouachita Baptist University of Arkadelphia receives an unrestricted $1 million donation from an anonymous donor. read more >
Business Services / Media & Marketing

Best in PR, Communications Honored at ARcom Awards

Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI and Ghidotti Communications of Little Rock were big winners, along with the Arkansas Community Foundation, at the ARcom public relations awards ceremony Thursday at the Mosaic Templar Cultural Center. read more >
Ben Sells
Education / Nonprofits

Ouachita Baptist Raises Record $17.2M

Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia announced Monday that it received a record $17.2 million in private support in 2017-18. read more >
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Medical Device Teams from UA, UA Little Rock Sweep Governor’s Cup

Undergraduate and graduate student teams from the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock walked away from the 18th annual Governor's Cup competition with $154,000. read more >

Universities Report Record-Breaking 11th Day Counts

Seven Arkansas universities reported record-breaking enrollment this week, though the University of Arkansas also said its growth had slowed. read more >
Detri Brech of Ouachita Baptist University.
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Detri Brech Selected for OBU Dietetics Chair (Movers & Shakers)

Detri Brech, professor of dietetics, has been named to the Charles S. & Elma Grey Goodwin Holt Chair of Dietetics & Pre-Medical Studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. read more >
Reggie Hill of the University of the Ozarks
Education / Media & Marketing

Reggie Hill Joins University of the Ozarks Management (Movers & Shakers)

Reggie Hill has been hired as assistant vice president for advancement and director of enrollment management at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville. read more >
JoAnn Maxey
Education / Legal

JoAnn Maxey Appointed as New General Counsel for UA System (Movers & Shakers)

Maxey will replace Fred Harrison, who has stepped down from the position that he has held for more than 30 years. read more >
J.D. Gray and Amy Reed of Central Baptist College in Conway
Education / Media & Marketing

Central Baptist College Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)

J.D. Gray and Amy Reed have been named director of development and annual fund officer at Central Baptist College in Conway. read more >
Ben Sells

OBU Names Ben Sells Its 16th President

Ouachita Baptist University trustees on Thursday unanimously elected Ben R. Sells as the its 16th president. read more >
Charles Wright

OBU Names Charles Wright Interim President

Ouachita Baptist University of Arkadelphia has named Charles Wright, the university's retired dean of fine arts, to be interim president while it seeks a replacement for Rex Horne, who will leave the university at the end of the month. read more >
Rex Horne
Education / Nonprofits

Rex Horne to Leave OBU, Lead Arkansas’ Independent Colleges & Universities

Rex Horne has announced his resignation as president of Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia to become president of Arkansas' Independent Colleges & Universities. read more >
Brett Powell
Education / Government & Politics

Brett Powell Named Next Director of Higher Ed Department

The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has appointed a University of Arkansas at Little Rock alumnus to be the next director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. read more >