University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway and now retired Arkansas State University-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Eugene McKay signed the 17th transfer agreement between the two institutions at a ceremony on Nov. 5, 2015.
These agreements simplify the transfer process and allow students to transition from ASU-Beebe to UCA in the most efficient manner possible.
“Today shows the continuation of a great partnership and relationship between ASU-Beebe and UCA. The real beneficiaries are the students, and that is as it should be,” said President Courtway. “We also want to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate Dr. McKay for almost 50 years of service to the students of Arkansas. He is a true leader and an outstanding educator.”
“These agreements are a ‘win-win’ for both schools with the real winners being the students who earn an associate’s degree at ASU-Beebe and want to earn a bachelor’s degree from UCA. They have a clear path to completion for both degrees and will not have to worry about which classes to take for their intended major,” said Dr. Steven Runge, executive vice president and provost. “We thank our colleagues at ASU-Beebe for their partnership in this endeavor.”
By May 2016, UCA will have transfer agreements with 19 Arkansas community colleges, which include 73 UCA baccalaureate programs of study.