Edgar Lee reappointed to SAU Board of Trustees

Edgar Lee speaks at 2013 May Commencement

Edgar Lee, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Southern Arkansas University, has been reappointed Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to serve another five-year term on the SAU Board. Lee, of Chidester, Ark., was appointed for his first term in 2009. He is an alum of SAU and a team leader at Raytheon Missile Corporation. “Mr. […]

SAU Board of Trustees approves budgets and opts out of gun legislation

Cledis Stuart, one of many speakers

The Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees met on June 20, 2013, during which the Board unanimously approved the 2013-14 budgets for SAU and SAU Tech and opted out of the concealed weapon legislation. SAU’s approved budget includes a tuition and fee increase of 3.35%, while SAU Tech’s budget calls for a 10% tuition boost. […]

Steve Keith appointed to SAU’s Board of Trustees

Steve Keith gets sworn in

William “Steve” Keith has been appointed to the Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees. Keith is an SAU alum and President of Farmers Bank & Trust. The appointment was announced by Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday, June 10, 2013. Keith will replace Ronnie Ribble of Hot Springs. The appointment expires January 14, 2018.  Keith will […]

Commencement exercises set for May 4

Southern Arkansas University is set to confer degrees on 347 students during spring commencement exercises on Friday, May 4. Three ceremonies are planned. Students receiving degrees from the Department of Nursing will graduate during a ceremony at 2 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center. The speaker for […]

State University Leaders Announce Higher Education Compact

SAU President Dr. David Rankin speaks at the press conference announcing the "Compact with the People of Arkansas."

LITTLE ROCK – The presidents and chancellors of Arkansas’ 11 public universities and two university systems Tuesday issued a 16-point pledge to accountability, collaboration and cooperation aimed at addressing the state’s educational, social and economic needs and opportunities. Speaking at a news conference held in the State Capitol’s Rotunda, the education leaders unveiled their “Compact […]


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