Historically Black Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock has announced that Carlos R. Clark has been selected to become the college’s 15th president, succeeding Regina H. Favors who has served as interim president since August 16, 2018. Dr. Clark will take office on October 1.
According to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education, Arkansas Baptist College enrolls just over 530 students. African Americans make up 79 percent of the student body. Men are more than three quarters of all students.
Dr. Clark has been serving as provost and executive vice president at Arkansas Baptist. He joined the staff at the educational institution in 2018. Earlier, he held senior-level positions at Wilberforce University in Ohio, Prairie View A&M University in Texas, and Alabama A&M University.
“I am extremely excited to continue to serve Arkansas Baptist College as President,” Dr. Clark said. “The mission resonates with me, especially its emphasis on preparing students for personal and professional success and especially its focus on service, social justice, and leadership. I look forward to working in this new capacity with the incredible Arkansas Baptist College faculty, students, staff, and alumni – in a collective effort to deliver the rich promise of ABC to a growing number of students in these challenging times.”
Dr. Clarks holds bachelor’s degrees in business administration and English, a master’s degree in higher education leadership, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership, all from the University of Mississippi.