Henderson State University has hired the director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education as its vice president for finance and administration. The Arkadelphia university said in a statement that Brett Powell will begin his new job Aug. 1. He succeeds Bobby Jones, who is retiring.
Trustees for Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and Henderson State University in Arkadelphia on Thursday approved increases to tuition and fees for the coming school year. The two universities are among those planning higher tuition and fee rates as state funding for higher education institutions in Arkansas remains level.
I was at my home in Little Rock on that fateful day of March 1, 1997, when deadly tornadoes cut a swath from southwest to northeast Arkansas. I had joined the staff of Gov. Mike Huckabee on his first day in office--July 15, 1996.
If pressed, Eric Hughes, chairman of the Economic Development Corp. of Clark County, could make an educated guess about the information on his business cards. When Hughes, an Arkadelphia lawyer, took over as chairman of the organization three years ago he was told that new business cards were a must.
This week, Sun Paper announced plans for a $1 billion mill to be built in Arkadelphia, Ark., just up Interstate 30 from here. The new processing plant will convert wood into pulp, which will then be used to make paper.
Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that Sun Paper will open a bio-refinery in Clark County. Hongxin Li, chairman and founder of Sun Paper, joined Governor Hutchinson for the announcement in the Governor's Conference Room at the Arkansas State Capitol.