A new president has been appointed to lead Arkansas Baptist College (ABC).
Dr. Carlos R. Clark will be taking the reins of the historically Black liberal arts college as its 15th president. He is succeeding Regina H. Favors, who has served as the college’s interim president since August 2018.
Clark is set to begin serving as president on Oct. 1, 2020. He currently serves as the college’s provost and executive vice president.
“I am extremely excited to continue to serve Arkansas Baptist College as President. The mission resonates with me, especially its emphasis on preparing students for personal and professional success and especially its focus on service, social justice, and leadership. I sincerely thank the Board of Trustees and the presidential search committee for this amazing opportunity. I look forward to working in this new capacity with the incredible Arkansas Baptist College faculty, students, staff, and alumni – in a collective effort to deliver the rich promise of ABC to a growing number of students in these challenging times.” Clark said in a statement.
Clark holds bachelor’s degrees in English and business management, a master’s degree in higher education administration and a doctorate in higher education administration, specializing in student affairs and statistics – all from the University of Mississippi. In addition, he holds a certification in Harvard University’s Management Development Program (MDP).