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UA sets public forums on president search

Posted By on Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 2:21 PM

The University of Arkansas System has announced a series of public forums April 26-28 on the search for a new president. Current president B. Alan Sugg is retiring when a successor is chosen.

As we've detailed previously, the search so far has mostly been conducted privately. But new UA Board Chairman Carl Johnson has promised to bring more sunshine to the effort. He's said he believed candidates for the job should be willing to make open applications to lead UA. Johnson said he hoped the forums will produce suggestions of potential candidates and ideas about qualities sought in the president.

UA NEWS RELEASE

UA Board to host public forums on presidential search

LITTLE ROCK - The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas encourages students, faculty, staff and the general public to attend a series of public forums about the search for a new president of the University of Arkansas System.

Forums will be held on UA System campuses in Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Stuttgart, Fayetteville and Fort Smith on April 26-28. UA Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Carl Johnson will host the forums to give the university community a chance to suggest candidates and provide input on the qualities they’d like to have in the new president. Other UA Trustees will also attend the public forums.

“We want to hear from the constituents of the University of Arkansas System about what type of person they would like to have as our new president,” Johnson said. “This is a very important search for the future of our university and the state of Arkansas. I hope that people will turn out and give us their thoughts on this process.”

The board of trustees is seeking a replacement for current UA System President B. Alan Sugg, who plans to retire once the search is complete.

Public forum schedule:

Tuesday, April 26
- 10:00 a.m. — Little Rock Public Forum
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Bailey Alumni Center
5800 West 28th Street

- 2:00 p.m. — Pine Bluff Public Forum
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1890 Extension Building
2300 L.A. Prexy Drive

Wednesday, April 27
- 10:00 a.m. — Stuttgart Public Forum
Phillips Community College Stuttgart Campus
Main Building, Seminar Room
2807 Highway 165 S

Thursday, April 28
- 10:00 a.m. — Fayetteville Public Forum
University of Arkansas
Alumni House
491 N. Razorback Road

- 2:00 p.m. — Fort Smith Public Forum
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, Reynolds Room
5210 Grand Avenue

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