Arkansas Baptist College, the historically Black educational institution in Little Rock, has not been able to pay its faculty since November 1. A college spokesperson said that the financial difficulty was due to a delay in receiving funds from the federal government.
The faculty senate sent a letter to the board of trustees and the college’s accrediting agency listing a series of grievances and recommending that the college’s president, Fitz Hill, and chief financial officer, Billy Owens, be relived of their duties.
In response, the college issued a statement which read in part, “We have been working with the Department of Education over the past four months and currently have a recommended consultant that is assisting us through our challenges. We are confident there are no basis to the allegations.”