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Bryan Burks named vice president for advancement

June 22, 2015 | Dr. Bryan Burks, dean of the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration, today was named vice president of advancement. The appointment becomes effective July 15. He will direct the advancement efforts of Harding, which includes leading a team of seven fundraising professionals in the office. Burks, 48, succeeds Dr. Mike Williams in the position. Williams left Harding on May 31
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Cannon-Clary College of Education dean named

May 14, 2015 | Education University Provost Larry Long has named Dr. Donny Lee the new dean of the University’s Cannon-Clary College of Education effective June 1. Lee, associate dean of the college, replaces Dr. Tony Finley, a professor of education who has served as dean of the college since August 1998. Finley is stepping down from the position to return to full-time faculty assignments
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Family and consumer sciences department chair named

May 13, 2015 | Provost Larry Long has named Dr. Denise Fisher the new chair of the University’s department of family and consumer sciences effective August 1. Fisher replaces Dr. Beth Wilson, who wishes to return to full-time teaching duties at the end of the summer. Wilson has served as department chair since 1984 and has been on the departmental faculty since 1971. At Harding
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Faculty members receive awards for teacher achievement

April 24, 2015 Eight University faculty members received Teacher Achievement Awards during the annual faculty and staff dinner on campus April 24. Faculty members Usen Akpanudo, Steven Breezeel, Gary Hill, Dale Manor, Kelly Neill, Scott Ragsdale, Jim Shelton and J.D. Yingling are the 2014-15 award recipients. Akpanudo, a native of Nigeria, has been a member of the University faculty since 2007. He is currently an
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Dean of COE returns to full-time faculty assignments

April 24, 2015 | Dr. Tony Finley, dean of the Cannon-Clary College of Education, announced today his decision to step down from the position to return to a full-time faculty assignment in the fall. Finley, a professor of education, has served as dean of the college since August 1998. During his tenure as dean the College of Education created professional centers in North Little Rock,
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ASI associate executive director named

April 7, 2015 | Senior Vice President Jim Carr announced Kim Kirkman as the new associate executive director of the University’s American Studies Institute effective July 1. Kirkman replaces Dr. Bob Reely, who has held the position for 26 years. Reely will be returning to the classroom full time in the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration after spending the fall 2015 semester as
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