Tag: Arkansas Baptist College
Since 2020, Dr. McFadden has been a church pastor in Houston. Earlier he served in dean positions at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts, Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Norwalk Community College in Connecticut.
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.
Regina Favors has been serving as president and CEO of Pinnacle Business Solutions, a subsidiary of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield. Previously, she had worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and has taught as an adjunct professor at Arkansas Baptist College.
Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock has experienced a significant drop in enrollments in recent years. According to state figures, there were 1,193 students enrolled at the college in 2011 but only 575 students enrolled last fall.
The board of trustees of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock has named Howard O. Gibson as interim president. The board stated that it hoped to have a permanent new president by July 1. Since 2015, Dr. Gibson has served as the chief academic officer at the college.
Joseph L. Jones is no longer president of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock. Dr. Jones has stated that he resigned from his position. But the board of trustees has stated that Dr. Jones was terminated for cause.
Derek Oliver was a first-year student and a cornerback on the football team at Arkansas Baptist College. In 2012 he was shot on a street near campus while helping a friend change a flat tire. A new center on Black-on-Black violence named in his honor recently opened on campus.
Joyce O. Jenkins was the director of the Center for Teaching and e-Learning at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock. Prior to joining the staff at Arkansas Baptist College in 2012, Dr. Jenkins had a 26-year career at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.
Dr. Jones has been serving as a visiting professor of political science in the department of social and behavioral sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Earlier he was the founder and executive director of the Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College in Little Rock.
When Fitz Hill was named president of Arkansas Baptist College in 2006, the school enrolled only 128 students and it was in danger of losing its accreditation. Today there are 901 students enrolled.
Johnny D. Jones was vice president for student affairs and diversity at Mississippi Valley State University and earlier was executive vice president and chief academic officer at Arkansas Baptist College.
Arkansas Baptist College, the historically Black educational institution in Little Rock, has not been able to pay its faculty since November 1. The faculty is calling for the president to be fired.
Howard O. Gibson is the new associate vice president for student affairs, enrollment management, and diversity at Mississippi Valley State University. He was the executive assistant to the chancellor at Baton Rouge Community College in Louisiana.
Joyce Jenkins, Sharon Butler, Tryan McMickens, Bill Hawkins, and Getchel Caldwell II are assuming new roles in higher education.