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Arkansas Baptist College Board of Trustees Named Dr. Howard O. Gibson as Interim President

LITTLE ROCK, AR – This past December, the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Baptist College announced that current president of Arkansas Baptist College, Dr. Joseph L. Jones, has been terminated for caused effective immediately.

Now the the Board of Trustees has named Howard O. Gibson as interim president reported by The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. The Board hopes to have a permanent new president by July 1.

Since 2015, Dr. Gibson has served as the chief academic officer at the college. Previously he was interim executive assistant to the chancellor at Baton Rouge Community College in Louisiana. Earlier he served as associate vice president for student affairs, enrollment management and diversity at Mississippi Valley State University. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Gibson was dean of the School of Business at Arkansas Baptist College.

Dr. Gibson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education, all from Jackson State University in Mississippi.

For more information about Arkansas Baptist College, visit www.arkansasbaptist.edu.

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