Arkansas Commissioner of Education to Speak on Campus

Tom Kimbrell
Photo Submitted

Tom Kimbrell

Tom Kimbrell, commissioner of education for Arkansas, will speak about his first year on the job at noon Friday, Jan. 28, on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

Kimbrell's lecture, "Lessons Learned as Commissioner in First Year," will be in Room 343 of the Graduate Education Building. It is sponsored by the department of education reform and is free and open to the public. RSVP at http://www.uark.edu/ua/der/ for a light lunch.

An Arkansas educator for 25 years, Kimbrell was appointed commissioner in September 2009 by Gov. Mike Beebe and the Arkansas Board of Education. He served as executive director of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators for four years prior to coming to the Arkansas Department of Education. Before that, he was superintendent of the North Little Rock and Paragould school districts. He has also worked as a director of fiscal services in the Paragould School District, as assistant principal in the Corning School District, and as a teacher and coach for the Paragould and Pocahontas school districts.

Kimbrell earned his doctorate and master's degree in education from Arkansas State University, and he earned his bachelor's degree in education from the University of Arkansas.
Contacts

Heidi Wells, director of communications
College of Education and Health Professions
479-575-3138, heidisw@uark.edu


Editor-selected comments will be published below. No abusive material, personal attacks, profanity, spam or material of a similar nature will be considered for publication.

comments powered by Disqus

Headlines

College of Education, Health Professions to Honor Alumni, Former Dean

Robin Bowen, Anna Egalite, Yvonne Johnson and Reed Greenwood will be recognized at a reception May 12 and commencement May 13.

Ungar's New Book, 'Evolution's Bite,' to Be Released in May by Princeton Press

Renowned anthropologist Peter Ungar’s latest book follows dietary clues from fossil teeth to trace the impact of diet on human evolution.

Rhoads, Hill, Hartwell Earn Collis R. Geren Awards

Winners of the 2017 Collis R. Geren awards for excellence in graduate education will be honored at a recognition event at noon today in the Gearhart Hall Courtyard.

Finalists for Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion to Visit U of A Campus

The new vice provost will create a campus plan to improve diversity and inclusion and lead efforts to define and expand view of diversity.

Roger Gross, Shakespearean Scholar and Longtime Department of Drama Faculty Member, Dies at 86

Roger Gross, professor emeritus in the Department of Drama passed away on April 23, 2017. He joined the University of Arkansas in 1980 as the first Chair of the Department of Drama.

Newswire Daily