The Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community at Ouachita Baptist University held its annual University Community Service Awards banquet on Tuesday, April 12, in Walker Conference Center. The banquet honors volunteers and their service through programs organized by the Elrod Center.
In total, some 130 Henderson community members attended a virtual faculty senate meeting Wednesday afternoon. The 29-member senate had a majority vote of no confidence in Chancellor Chuck Ambrose and recommended his termination. Ambrose was hired as chancellor in November.
A group of about 20 Henderson State University students, accompanied by some faculty members, marched Wednesday afternoon around campus in protest of Chancellor Chuck Ambrose’s proposal to eliminate several major academic programs key to the school’s liberal arts studies.
The board will consider the exigency and academic restructuring plan proposed for Henderson State University. The agenda and proposed resolution will be available here on Thursday morning.
Arkadelphia Public Schools will finance the $856,356 project, said Jimmy King, the school district’s director of support services.
Both the chancellor’s recommendation and a plan submitted by the Financial Exigency Committee will be presented to the Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees for consideration at a special meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. at the System Office in Little Rock.
Students in Mrs. Ashley Wesley’s Foundations and Methods of Teaching classes are able to also participate in Educators Rising, an organization designed to offer more opportunities to students interested in going in to teaching as adults.
Henderson State University Teachers College will provide an alternative path for non-licensed employees working in Pre-K settings to earn a first-time teachers license in Early Childhood Pre-K.
A 19th person has inked interest in leading Arkadelphia Public Schools.
Program eliminations and reductions have recommended at Henderson State University.