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About ADHE

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education serves as the administrative staff for the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Department works closely with the public colleges and universities in Arkansas to promote higher education across the state. 

Welcome from the Director

Welcome from Dr. Maria Markham, Director of ADHE. Dr. Markham joined the Agency in August 2016.

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About the Agency

Learn the structure and history of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, as well as its mission, roles, and responsibilities to the State of Arkansas and its citizens.

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Master Plan

Closing the Gap 2020 is a master plan for higher education in Arkansas. Here, stakeholders in Arkansas Higher Education can participate in the conversation and contribute input.

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Coordinating Board

The Coordinating Board consists of 12 members who are appointed by the Governor and serve staggered six-year terms.

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Presidents Council

The Presidents Council is composed of all presidents and chancellors of public two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

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Calendar

View ADHE events, deadlines and meetings.

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Staff Directory

Here you will find information about the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Staff.

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News & Events

Keep up to date with our latest news, stories and events.

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Government Relations & Special Projects

The Governmental Relations Division coordinates government relations, legislative advocacy activities and serves as a liaison to the Arkansas General Assembly, the governor’s office, and other public entities. The division also oversees various special projects and programs.

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Staff Items

This page contains forms, links and other content for the staff of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

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