UCA hire | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

UCA hire

Posted By on Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 4:47 PM

Tomorrow's news today. Look to the D-G tomorrow for another University of Central Arkansas story.

It will be about the hiring yesterday of UCA graduate Katie Henry as associate legal counsel, to join Tom Courtway in the, until now, one-man counsel's office.

Henry was a 3.9 summa cum laude graduate of UCA in 2002, I was told. After graduation, she worked a school year as a full-time admissions officer. She was one of the best ever says President Lu Hardin. She decided she wanted to go to law school. At the time, Hardin said, "I told her I'd have a job for her if she ever needed it. She was that good."

Henry got her law degree. She went to work in Fayetteville for a couple of years. UCA decided Courtway had too much work to handle on his own. Hardin didn't post the job opening for a new legal position. It falls into a category where it wasn't required, he said. But he says readily that he had Henry in mind for the job because of her qualifications. He asked her  if she'd be interested. She was and she was hired for $70,000. The hire is subject to future ratification of the UCA Board of Trustees.

Oh, I forgot. Henry's mother, Kay Hinkle of Mountain View, is a member of the UCA Board of Trustees. She was not a member when her daughter was hired as an admissions officer and was not a member when Hardin made his offer of future employment. She became a board member in 2004. Hinkle was not present at the May meeting at which the Board voted to accelerate a $300,000 deferred compensation package for Hardin.

Hardin said, given the recent uproar about his bonuses, that some might argue that it would have been better to put off the hiring of Henry for a time. "But we needed help. We knew her. She'd worked here." Hardin said everyone on campus "loved her work ethic and loved her to death."

Hardin added, "I've gotten into a lot of trouble I deserved. This one I don't."

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (42)

Showing 1-42 of 42

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-42 of 42

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • An open line for Sunday

    An open line.
    • Sep 24, 2017
  • City plans more spending on 30 Crossing

    The Little Rock City Board meets Tuesday to set an agenda for the following week and among the "consent" items is a new $175,000 with Nelson/Nygaard consultants to "assist with a comprehensive review" of the 30 Crossing project, otherwise known as the bigger concrete ditch the Department of Transportation wants to tear through the heart of Little Rock.
    • Sep 24, 2017
  • NFL owners rise to defense of players against Trump and false patriots

    Many football team owners have risen to the defense of players against Donald Trump criticism as yet another racially fraught issue seems likely to gain increasing heat thanks to Trump's rhetoric.
    • Sep 24, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation