The Board of Trustees of Southern Arkansas University is responsible for the educational mission and fiscal policies of the University. Together, trustees set the direction of the university, ensure Southern Arkansas University’s continued well-being and work to sustain its foundation of excellence.
The Board meets on a regular basis, receives reports presented by the president and vice presidents, listens to input from key stakeholders, and deliberates to determine the broad courses of action for the University. The Board has state authority and fiduciary responsibility to ensure that its actions promote the best interest of the University. Board members have responsibilities to adhere to the University’s code of ethics, which identifies situations creating conflict of interest, and to complete state-required financial disclosures.
SAU names its Business Building after Martha and Louis Blanchard
With the help of many of his “co-conspirators,” Dr. Trey Berry, president of Southern Arkansas University, was able to surprise Martha and Louis Blanchard with the unveiling of the new name on the side of SAU’s Business Building. “From this day, Aug. 26, 2017, this facility will always carry your name – the Martha and... Read Mor […]
SAU Board hears updates on fall enrollment, residence halls, SAU on the Square
Dr. Trey Berry, president of Southern Arkansas University, told the SAU System Board of Trustees that enrollment of freshmen could again reach record numbers this fall, during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, Aug. 11, at SAU. Berry said “the trajectory is right for record freshman enrollment. The signs are very positive. Signs also point to... Read Mor […]
Gov. Hutchinson reappoints Therral Story to SAU Board of Trustees
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the reappointment of Therral Story of Magnolia to the Board of Trustees of Southern Arkansas University on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Hutchinson initially appointed Story to fill the position left open by Board Chairman O.A. “Buddy” Franks, who passed away Sept. 21, 2015. Story’s new appointment expires Jan. 14, 2022. Of... Read Mor […]
SAU Board approves measures prepping campaign launch
In light of Southern Arkansas University again being the fastest growing university in Arkansas, the SAU Board of Trustees approved policies to lay the groundwork for the University’s upcoming capital campaign. SAU’s most rigorous fundraising effort to date, the “Love and Loyalty Campaign,” is on track to launch in early 2017. At the quarterly meeting... Read Mor […]