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SAU Names Bruno Hicks as New President (Super Mover)

Bruno Hicks succeeds Trey Berry, who resigned as president of SAU to become chancellor of Henderson State University. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Lithium Boom: Magnolia Gets Ready for the RushLock Icon

South Arkansas offers advantages beyond its mineral-rich underground water, Standard Lithium Ltd. CEO Robert Mintak says. read more >
Construction / Education / Tourism

SAU Receives $2M Grant for Renovation Projects

Southern Arkansas University will use the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council money to renovate Talley Hall and Mt. Prospect Church. read more >
Monty Harrington
Banking & Finance / Education

Monty Harrington Reappointed to SAU Board

Harrington's first term began in 2018. He served as board chair for the previous two years. read more >
From left: Joan Dempsey, Southern Arkansas University President Trey Berry, and Jack Dempsey

$1M Gift to Support SAU’s College of Liberal & Performing Arts

Dempsey is a former executive vice president in Booz Allen Hamilton's defense and intelligence sectors. Before then, she had long career in federal government with stops at the U.S. Navy and the CIA. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

UA Little Rock Gets $453K for Teacher Recruiting Project

UA Little Rock will focus on increasing the number and diversity of candidates entering and graduating from their programs and transforming the entire experience for teacher candidates to be more practice-based, so teachers are ready for their classrooms on day one. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

SAU Gets $654K in Grants From Windgate Foundation

Southern Arkansas University of Magnolia has received grants totaling $653,774 from the nonprofit Windgate Foundation and will use the money for its art and design program and scholarships. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

SAU Gets $1M Grant for Project to Advance Rural Health

Students will work alongside faculty and community partners to conduct public health surveys and investigate COVID-19 issues. read more >
Maria Markham, director of the Arkansas Division of Higher Education
Business Services / Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Investments / Media & Marketing

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 >
Construction / Education / Real Estate / Tourism

SAU Approves Lease Agreement for Hotel

Annual payments on the 50-year agreement will go toward scholarships. read more >
Gina Garrett of Lyon College in Batesville

Garrett Selected for VP Slot at Lyon (Movers & Shakers)

Gina Garrett has been promoted to associate vice president for advancement at Lyon College in Batesville. read more >
Education / Media & Marketing

Fulbright’s Feet of Clay Seen AnewLock Icon

The debate over whether to remove a monument to J. William Fulbright puts the legacy of the Arkansas senator to the test. read more >
Quantia “Key” Fletcher
Education / Government & Politics / Tourism

Fletcher Selected to Lead Mosaic Templars Center (Movers & Shakers)

Quantia “Key” Fletcher has been named the new director of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock. read more >
Ray Vester
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments / Retail

Vester Leaves Farmers & Merchants Board (Movers & Shakers)

Ray Vester has retired from the board of directors of Farmers & Merchants Bank in Stuttgart. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

AEDC, School Partners Win $20M Grant For Data Analytics Project

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Science and Technology, along with the nine colleges and universities it’s partnered with, recently won a $20 million grant to be awarded over five years. read more >
Erica Woods

Governor Names Woods to SAU Board; Bearden Elected Chair

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Erica (Jackson) Woods of Little Rock to Southern Arkansas University of Magnolia's board of trustees. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

Southern Arkansas Calling the Devil DogsLock Icon

Calling college prospects in Morrilton: Southern Arkansas University wants you! read more >
Southern Arkansas University President Trey Berry
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SAU Bucks Trend as College Rolls FallLock Icon

With record enrollment, Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia aims for $22 million in its "Love & Loyalty" capital campaign. read more >
Gary Golden
Banking & Finance

Gary Golden Appointed to SAU Board

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Gary L. Golden of De Queen to the board of trustees of Southern Arkansas University. read more >
Dr. Amy Leigh Overton-McCoy of the UAMS Centers on Aging
Education / Health Care

Priya Mendiratta Honored by UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Priya Mendiratta was invested in the Alexa L. & William T. Dillard Distinguished Chair in Geriatrics. read more >