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Special Education Professor Peggy Schaefer Whitby Elected Vice President of DADD

Friday, October 11, 2019

Peggy Schaefer Whitby was recently elected vice president of the Council of Exceptional Children Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

College of Education and Health Professions Appointments Education Special Education

Fulbright College Names New Human Resources, Faculty Services, Diversity and Inclusion Team Members

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Human Resources, Faculty Services and Diversity and Inclusion team in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences recently named several new team members.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Administrative News Appointments Diversity and Inclusion

Civil Engineering Faculty Member to Lead State Licensure Board

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Rod Williams, university professor of civil engineering, has been elected to serve as president of the Arkansas State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors.

College of Engineering Appointments Engineering Civil Engineering

U of A Financial Officer Joins Regional Higher Education Association Board

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

The Global Campus chief financial officer was appointed recently to the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers Board.

Finance & Administration Global Campus Administrative News Appointments

Mary Purvis, Ryan Peters Promoted in Development Roles for Fay Jones School

Monday, October 07, 2019

Mary Purvis has been promoted to senior director of development, and Ryan Peters has been promoted to assistant director of development in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.

Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design University Advancement Appointments University Development

Call for Nominations of New Teaching Academy Fellows, Fall 2019

Monday, October 07, 2019

Nominations are open for new Teaching Academy Fellows. Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

Appointments Teaching and Faculty Support Center

Michael White Named Interim Head of Finance and Administration

Friday, October 04, 2019

Michael W. White, who has served for more than 21 years in various roles in the University of Arkansas office of financial affairs, has been named interim vice chancellor for finance and administration, effective Oct. 23, 2019. An advisory committee is being formed to conduct a national search for a permanent vice chancellor for finance and administration.

Finance & Administration Administrative News Appointments

Ungar to Be Inducted as Fellow of Arkansas Academy of Computing

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Peter Ungar, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Anthropology and director of the Environmental Dynamics doctoral program, will be inducted Oct. 11 in Little Rock.

College of Engineering J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Appointments Points of Pride Science Anthropology Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Birrell, Thornton Appointed Associate Deans for University Libraries

Monday, September 23, 2019

Lori Birrell has been appointed associate dean for Special Collections, and Joel Thornton has been appointed interim associate dean for Research and Learning.

Libraries Appointments

Kathryn Sloan, Director of Humanities, Named Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Kathryn Sloan, director of humanities and professor of history, will become the next vice provost for faculty affairs at the University of Arkansas, effective Oct. 1.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Others Appointments Humanities History Vice Chancellor For Academic Affairs
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