University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway announced today that Gilbert Baker will be joining the UCA executive staff effective January 15, 2013. Baker’s title will be Executive Assistant to the President and his salary will be $132,000 per year.
Baker’s duties will include work on special projects; university development and communications; community outreach throughout Arkansas; government relations on the federal, state and local levels; and other matters.
“Gilbert Baker knows the University of Central Arkansas very well”, Courtway said. “For over twenty years, he was a valued employee of UCA until his election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2000. Although he began his service at UCA as an instructor in the music department, and later was granted tenure as an Assistant Professor, he also served UCA as an academic adviser, Associate Dean, and was a member of the UCA Faculty Senate. I am very pleased that he has agreed to come back to UCA. He is coming back home.”