UACCH Will Host Community Coffee for New Vice-Chancellors, Thursday, August 28

Pictured left to right: UACCH Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Laura Clark and
Vice Chancellor for Student Services Brian Berry.
HOPE, AR – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and Texarkana is pleased to be hosting a Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Coffee on Thursday, August 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Hempstead Hall in order for the community to meet the College’s new Vice-Chancellors. UACCH is pleased to welcome Brian Berry as the Vice Chancellor of Student Services and Laura Clark as the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

Berry is the Vice Chancellor for Student Services at both the Hope and Texarkana campuses. He previously served as the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Services at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville from 2007 until his move to UACCH. Prior to his tenure at UACCB, Berry was Dean of Students at Southern Arkansas University. He also previously worked at Arkansas State University-Beebe, Arkansas Tech University, and Loyola University of Chicago.

Brian has been active civically and professionally having served as the president of the Batesville Kiwanis Club, on the Batesville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; and he is a past president of the Arkansas College Personnel Association. He currently serves as the chair of the Arkansas Council on Student Services, which consists of the senior student affairs officers at Arkansas colleges and universities.
He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in economics, finance, and marketing from Arkansas Tech University and a Master of Education in college student personnel from Loyola University of Chicago.

Brian’s wife, Mary, teaches fifth grade math at in the Hope School District at Beryl Henry Elementary. They have two sons, Quinton and Carter. Quinton is a junior at the University of Arkansas and Carter is a second grader at Clinton Primary.

Vice Chancellor Laura Clark has been a dedicated member of the UACCH team for twenty years. She previously served as Dean of Health Professions and as interim Dean of Math and Sciences. Prior and during this appointment she served as Practical Nursing Program Director, Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium Program Chair, C.N.A. Program Chair, and full time Practical Nursing instructor at both Hope and Murfreesboro. Clark began her career in nursing by working as an emergency room and critical care nurse at Howard Memorial Hospital in Nashville, AR, and, as a Pediatric ICU nurse at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

Please help UACCH formally welcome these two to their new positions at the College.

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