PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and University of Arkansas System will welcome Interim Chancellor Dr. Calvin Johnson with a Convocation and reception Tuesday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the John M. Ross Theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public, however, requires an RSVP at (870)575-8503/8266 by Friday, May 25.
Johnson is former dean of the School of Education at UAPB and former chair of the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His career in education as a teacher and faculty member spans more than 30 years. He served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1998 to 2004 and is a current member of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board, a position he will resign before becoming interim chancellor.
“After consulting with campus and community leaders, I’m pleased that Dr. Calvin Johnson has agreed to serve as interim chancellor of UAPB,” Bobbitt said. “Calvin has vast experience in higher education and is a strong leader in the Pine Bluff community. I believe he has the right combination of experience and knowledge of the university to serve in this capacity, and I look forward to working with him.”
Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture education at UAPB and a master’s degree in counselor education from the University of Central Arkansas. He completed his Ph.D. degree in adult education and public school administration at Kansas State University.
Featured speakers during the convocation include: Dr. Donald Bobbitt, President of the University of Arkansas System; Mr. Shane Broadway, Interim Director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and representatives from the City of Pine Bluff. The reception will take place in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center.
For more information about this event, call (870)575-8503/8266.