SAU promotes Josh Kee to Asst. VP for Development

Josh Kee

MAGNOLIA – Josh Kee was recently promoted to Assistant Vice-President for Development at Southern Arkansas University. Effective July 1, 2014, Kee transitioned from his former position as Director of Major Gifts at SAU. He will now be responsible for the overall development activities of the University, and will continue to work closely with the SAU… Read More

Black trailblazer Dr. Mallory remembered

Dr. Kathleen Mallory

The life trailblazer and Southern Arkansas University icon Dr. Kathleen (Jordan) Mallory is being celebrated upon news of her parting from this world. “Dr. Mallory was a compassionate fighter for equality all around her. It did not matter who the person was, she took on the fight as if it was her own,” said Cledis… Read More

SAU to swear-in new police chief

SAU Police Chief Anthony Williams

A swearing-in ceremony for the new Southern Arkansas University Police Chief Anthony Williams will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the SAU Reynolds Center Foundation Hall. The community is invited to attend in welcoming Williams. Chief Williams comes to SAU with 30 years of law enforcement experience from the city of… Read More

SAU launching online Ed. Leadership degrees

Dr. Marla Strecker

More aspiring Arkansas principals and superintendents will be able to earn their credentials thanks to Southern Arkansas University’s new online Educational Leadership Programs. The Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education both recently approved online delivery for SAU’s M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Supervision for licensure in Building Level (Principal) and… Read More

Big boots to fill for Mulerider Baird as Maye graduates from SAU

Muleriders Megan Maye (Left) and Payton Baird

Megan Maye took the Mulerider mascot to new heights and helped Southern Arkansas University reach record enrollment numbers before she graduated on May 9, 2014, leaving some big boots to fill for the new Mulerider Payton Baird. Baird, a freshman pre-nursing major from Fouke, will have the reins officially passed to her from Maye during… Read More

SAU hosting higher education Vision 2025 meeting Friday, May 2

Vision2025 SAU Student Affiars panel_4044

Southern Arkansas University is hosting a meeting of the Vision 2025 Commission on the Future of Higher Education from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. The public is encouraged not to miss this opportunity to participate and contribute in planning the future of Arkansas higher education. It… Read More

SAU alum fighting for democracy in Ukraine

Mefford and former Ukranian First Lady Kathy Yushchenko

With 15 years invested in Ukrainian’s fight for democracy, former Arkansas grassroots politician Brian Mefford urges the U.S. to take a tough policy with Russia to prevent annexation of Crimea and to give strong support for the new Ukrainian government. “If 25,000 Russian troops arrived in Alaska because they claimed it was their historical land,… Read More

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…. Read More

Angel Tree serving more than 700 children this year

Angel Tree at SAU

More than 700 youth in Columbia County will have a happier holiday thanks to the Angel Tree at Southern Arkansas University. The Angel Tree serves children in need from infancy through high school seniors by providing sponsors with information about each child’s age, gender, sizes and gift requests. It also serves as an economic engine… Read More

Texarkana residents participate in Mulerider commercial shoot

Texarkana open house

During a commercial shoot featuring the Mulerider from Southern Arkansas University, several Texarkana residents recently jumped at the opportunity to be in the production and show off their acting chops. “We knew we would turn some heads as we filmed our Mulerider galloping across Texarkana on a mule,” said Aaron Street, assistant dean of integrated… Read More