2015 Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 Where It Matters Most,” attracted over 120 attendees from across the state.
Governor Hutchinson welcomed… Read More
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, 2015, Governor Hutchinson addressed the Presidents Council to outline his priorities for Arkansas higher education,… Read More
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 2015 (Act 1131 of 2015). Institutions were notified of the awards on September 30, with… Read More
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 167,406 students at all public and private institutions.
Dr. Brett Powell, Director of the Arkansas… Read More
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 as Senior Vice President and Professor of Business at Harding University. Carr is a 1970… Read More
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 score requirements for colleges and universities and the method of distributing performance funding. The guiding… Read More
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 make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines, as well as making… Read More
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, including the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, are important to helping students and families manage the… Read More
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 and secondary centers to participate in career and technical education programs that meet critical needs… Read More
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 he served as their Vice President for Administrative Services since 2006. Prior to that, he… Read More
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 System and Mid-South Community College (MSCC).
After the merger, MSCC will be known as Arkansas… Read More