WHAT:           Investiture of Houston D. Davis as the 11th president of the university

WHEN:           2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

WHERE:         Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall

CEREMONY:  The ceremony will include an address by President Houston D. Davis and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Other program participants include presidents of the UCA Student Government Association, Faculty Senate, Staff Senate and the UCA Alumni Association. Special guests in attendance will include presidents and chancellors from other Arkansas higher education institutions and systems. The UCA Concert Choir and the UCA Wind Ensemble will provide music.

A reception in McCastlain Ballroom will follow the investiture. 

INVESTITURE LUNCHEON:  A luncheon in honor of Houston D. Davis will be held in McCastlain Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26. The luncheon is by invitation only. 

INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY: Interview opportunities can be scheduled in advance. To schedule an interview please contact:

Christina Madsen at 501-852-2659 or

Fredricka Sharkey at 501-450-5114 or

Program participants will be available for interviews at the reception in McCastlain Ballroom.