Christopher M. Bentley named UCA’s Deputy Chief of Police

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas Police Department announced the promotion of Christopher M. Bentley to the position of deputy chief of police. This promotion reflects Deputy Chief Bentley’s dedication, leadership and exemplary service within the department and the UCA community.  He began the role on Aug. 1.  In his new role as the deputy chief o … [Read more...]

UCA Baum Gallery Set to Host New Art Exhibition

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas Baum Gallery will host “Arkansas Women to Watch 2023: New Worlds.” This tour begins with an opening reception on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. at the Baum Gallery, and the exhibition runs through Oct. 13.  The Baum Gallery is free and open to the public and nearby parking is also available. “New Worlds” … [Read more...]

UCA raises more than $20 million 

Sixth consecutive time raising more than $10 million in single year The University of Central Arkansas raised $20.2 million for the fiscal year 2023, marking the sixth consecutive year the university has outpaced its fundraising goals and the $10 million threshold.  Additionally, the UCA Foundation’s endowment has grown to more than $52 million, nearly double the total endowment since fiscal ye … [Read more...]

Wheel of Fortune Live! comes to Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall announces Wheel of Fortune LIVE!, with special guest host, Bob Goen, coming to the Reynolds Performance Hall on Monday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The live stage show, produced by Right Angle Entertainment in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television and UTA, is the one-and-only way fans can experience America’s Game® in person outside of … [Read more...]

37th annual UCA CDI concludes with graduation, awards ceremony

A diverse group of over 180 community leaders from the Mid-South participated in the 37th annual Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas. The five-day training session, held July 31 through Aug. 4, concluded with a special graduation and awards ceremony. Grants and Programs Manager at MEMS Kelly Hunt Lyon received the Bill Miller Award as recognition for her … [Read more...]

UCA announces August Board of Trustees meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its August meeting at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11, in the Board of Trustees Conference Room. Those wishing to view the meeting virtually may do so using this link. A printable copy of the board agenda may be found here. … [Read more...]

 UCA alumnus Ricardo Guevara receives Alpha Alumni Chapter Affiliate Award 

Sigma Nu Fraternity recently announced that University of Central Arkansas alumnus Ricardo G. Guevara received Sigma Nu Fraternity’s Alpha Alumni Chapter Affiliate Award for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Each academic year, up to ten outstanding seniors are selected to be honored with the Alpha Alumni Chapter Affiliate Award. Begun in 1962, the Alpha Affiliate Award has a proud history and is on … [Read more...]

UCA hosts August 2023 commencement

The University of Central Arkansas will hold August commencement for the Graduate School at 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday,  Aug. 12, in Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus.  Ceremonies will be livestreamed.  The times for the ceremonies are listed below: 9 a.m. College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences College of Business College of Health and Behavioral Sciences (Departments o … [Read more...]

UCA announces hires, promotions in Advancement

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Advancement has announced several recent hires and promotions. Joan Shofner, of Conway and a 1994 UCA graduate, was promoted to associate vice president for campaign and development effective May 1. Shofner has worked at UCA for 13 years and most recently served as associate vice president of campaign and legacy planning. Greg Weber, of Conway, was … [Read more...]

Legacy: Making a difference for the leaders of tomorrow

When he arrived at UCA as a first-generation college student, Gary Bunn ’88 wasn’t sure what to expect. Having grown up in the small town of Crossett, Arkansas, without any sort of connection to college life, he was admittedly overwhelmed when he first set foot on campus. “I was intimidated,” Bunn said. “I won’t even say ‘a little’ intimidated. I was a lot intimidated. I didn’t have any idea … [Read more...]