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ARKANSAS COMPLETE COLLEGE AMERICA TEAM ATTEND SUMMIT

Posted: 07/25/17

ARKANSAS COMPLETE COLLEGE AMERICA TEAM ATTEND SUMMIT

INDIANAPOLIS, IN-    Arkansas Department of Higher Education Director Dr. Maria Markham has appointed a statewide team with a mission to increase college completion rates.

Complete College America is… Read More

ADHE COORDINATING BOARD HEARS NEW METRICS FOR PRODUCTIVITY FUNDING

Posted: 06/08/17

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) met on Monday, May 22 for a special board meeting to review the metrics associated with the new productivity method of calculating funding recommendations… Read More

AGENCY TO DEVELOP STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

Posted: 04/21/17

RUSSELLVILLE - The Arkansas Department of Higher Education Coordinating Board met for the regularly scheduled meeting on the campus of Arkansas Tech University earlier today.
    The board heard the plans to develop a… Read More

New Associate Director of Communications Named

Posted: 03/13/17

LITTLE ROCK, AR (March 13, 2017) – The Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) announced today that Alisha Lewis has been named Associate Director of Communications, effective March 13. 

Alisha’s duties include acting as agency… Read More

ADHE, CCA Launch Effort to Boost On-Time Completion and Reduce Student Loan Debt

Posted: 03/10/17

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education and Complete College America gathered institutional leaders today to launch the state’s 15 to Finish initiative - an effort designed to boost on-time completion rates and reduce student loan… Read More

Sherrel Johnson of El Dorado Selected as Next AHECB Chair

Posted: 01/27/17

MAGNOLIA, AR – At a regular meeting of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB), Sherrel Johnson of El Dorado was elected chair. Having served as former director of speaker programs at the University of… Read More

ADHE Hosts Annual Trustees Conference

Posted: 12/09/16

LITTLE ROCK, AR (December 9, 2016) – The 2016 Trustees Conference convened at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock with Governing Board members from all over the state. In addition to board members, conference… Read More

UAPB Selected to Participate in SHEEO Initiative

Posted: 12/08/16

LITTLE ROCK, AR (December 8, 2016) – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has been selected to participate in Project Pipeline Repair: Restoring Minority Male Participation and Persistence in Educator Preparation Programs.

The SHEEO… Read More

The AHECB approved economic feasibilities for three institutions

Posted: 09/30/16

LITTLE ROCK, AR – At a special meeting on September 30, 2016, the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) approved the economic feasibility for the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) to obtain… Read More

Gov. Hutchinson Announces 21st Century Funding Formula for Higher Education

Posted: 07/29/16

LITTLE ROCK – Today Governor Asa Hutchinson announced support of a plan to fundamentally change the funding formula for the state’s higher education institutions. The proposed Higher Education Productivity Funding Model follows an outcomes-based approach,… Read More

ADHE Director Search Committee will Recommend Maria Markham as New Director

Posted: 07/27/16

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The ADHE Director Search Committee met on July 26 in Executive Session and interviewed Dr. Maria Markham, vice chancellor for academic services at Cossatot Community College; Dr. MacGregor Stephenson, former deputy… Read More

ADHE search committee selects finalists for interviews

Posted: 07/25/16

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Director Search Committee met on July 18 at 10 am at the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and selected three candidates for interviews for… Read More

AHECB accepts resignation of Director Brett Powell

Posted: 05/26/16

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board accepted the resignation of Director Brett Powell, Ed.D., effective July 29, 2016, in a special meeting Thursday morning. 

“It has been a genuine pleasure working… Read More

AHECB approves $1.8 million loan for North Arkansas College

Posted: 05/05/16

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the economic feasibility for North Arkansas College to obtain a loan not to exceed $1.8 million with a term of up to fifteen (15)… Read More

AHECB receives progress report on outcomes-based funding formula

Posted: 04/26/16

HOT SPRINGS, AR – The institutional funding work group is made up of leaders from two-year and four-year institutions around the state, along with staff from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Thus far, the… Read More

AHECB approved the economic feasibility for University of Arkansas-Fayetteville to issue bonds

Posted: 02/16/16

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the economic feasibility for University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (UAF) to issue bonds not to exceed $30.0 million with a term of up to thirty (30)… Read More

AHECB Addresses Student Placement into General Education Core Courses

Posted: 01/29/16

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) approved the review of the new policy on student placement into general education core courses.  The policy addresses placement standards necessary for… Read More

ADHE Hosted Annual Trustees Conference

Posted: 12/08/15

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) hosted the Annual Trustees Conference at Pulaski Technical College.  This year’s conference, titled “Consequential Boards: Adding Value… Read More

AHECB adopted the Closing the Gap 2020: A Master Plan for Arkansas Higher Education

Posted: 10/30/15

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) adopted the Closing the Gap 2020: A Master Plan for Arkansas Higher Education as prepared in accordance with A.C.A. § 6-61-205.

On September 1,… Read More

Regional Workforce Planning Grant Award Notifications

Posted: 10/05/15

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – The Arkansas Department of Higher Education has announced projects selected by members of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to receive Regional Workforce Planning Grants under the Workforce Initiative Act of… Read More

Colleges and Universities Fall 2015 Enrollment

Posted: 09/24/15

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The number of students enrolled in Arkansas higher education on the 11th day of classes is down 0.7 percent overall as compared to last fall with a total of… Read More

Dr. James Carr Appointed to AHECB by Governor Asa Hutchinson

Posted: 08/12/15

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Dr. James Carr was appointed to Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2015 by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and is serving a six-year term (expire 2021).  Dr. Carr serves… Read More

AHECB Adopts Performance Funding Distribution Policy, Certifies Athletic Budgets

Posted: 07/31/15

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board adopted an amendment to the performance based funding policy that was initially adopted in 2011.   The amendment includes the adoption of the performance funding model… Read More

Arkansas joins the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Posted: 06/30/15

Arkansas has been approved by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) as the 25th state to join the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).  SARA is a nationwide initiative of states that will… Read More

Scholarship Deadline June 1

Posted: 05/26/15

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The final deadline to apply for all Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) financial aid programs – including the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship – is Monday, June 1.

“State Scholarship programs,… Read More

AHECB Adopts Workforce Grant Guidelines and Discusses Master Plan

Posted: 05/01/15

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved guidelines to implement the Workforce Initiative Act of 2015.  The Initiative seeks to create a statewide, comprehensive structure enabling students in Arkansas universities, community colleges… Read More

AHECB Appoints New ADHE Director Dr. Brett Powell

Posted: 01/31/15

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) has named Dr. Brett Powell the new director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). 

Powell comes from Ouachita Baptist University (OBU), where… Read More

AHECB reviewed Mid-South Community College merger with Arkansas State University System

Posted: 01/30/15

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board reviewed the notification from Mid-South Community College of plans to proceed with the agreement of merger and plan of transition between the Arkansas State University… Read More

AHECB recognizes new UA System eVersity, a completely online institution

Posted: 10/31/14

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board recognized Friday the establishment of the eVersity, a new online campus, through the University of Arkansas System.

In collaboration with existing University of Arkansas institutions,… Read More

Most Arkansas colleges, universities enroll slightly lower numbers

Posted: 09/18/14

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The number of students enrolled in higher education on the 11th day of classes in Arkansas is down one percent overall as compared to last fall, said officials with the Arkansas… Read More

College-going rate increases by 1.4 percent; AHECB approves new academic programs

Posted: 07/25/14

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved Friday the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program offered by the New York Institute of Technology on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.… Read More