Christine Holt Selected to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Hope-Texarkana

Christine Holt has been chosen as the next president of the University of Arkansas, Hope-Texarkana. When she takes office on September 1, she will be the first African American woman to lead a state-operated university in Arkansas.

The Hope-Texarkana campus of the University of Arkansas enrolls just under 1,400 students, according to the most recent data supplied by the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 69 percent of the student body.

“I quickly learned during this process that many of the things I am passionate about — connecting with students, providing opportunities, and ensuring that hard work is rewarded in the workforce — are all aligned with the existing mission of this college,” Dr. Holt said. “I am grateful for the hospitality and consideration the search committee and the campus community have shown me, and to have the wonderful opportunity to lead UAHT into the future. I can’t wait to get started.”

Dr. Holt currently serves as chief of staff for the University of Missouri System. She previously served as associate provost at the University of Missouri at Columbia and dean of academic administration at Northern Virginia Community College.

Dr. Holt is a graduate of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where she majored in business administration. She holds a master’s degree in adult education from East Carolina University, a juris doctorate from Cleveland State University, and a doctorate in business administration from the University of Missouri at St. Louis.

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