Dr. Frank Braun, dean of the College of Business, Health, and Human Services at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, announced Thursday that he will be stepping down as dean of the college effective July 31.
Braun will return to the faculty and continue working on several current research projects.
He has served as dean since August 2021. Prior to serving as dean at UA Little Rock, he served as department chair, associate professor of business and health informatics, and director of the Master of Science in Information Systems Program at Northern Kentucky University.
“I am appreciative to Dr. Braun for his service to the College of Business, Health, and Human Services,” said Dr. Ann Bain, provost and executive vice chancellor. “I wish him the best with his future endeavors.”
Dr. Deborah Baldwin will provide interim leadership for the College of Business, Health, and Human Services beginning Aug. 1. Dr. Baldwin currently serves as associate provost at UA Little Rock and is director of the Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture.
“I would like to thank Dr. Baldwin for her willingness to serve in the interim capacity,” said Bain. “Having previously served as a dean and an interim provost, I am confident she will be a strong asset to the college during this period of transition. She is a long-time and well-respected leader in the Central Arkansas community, and she will continue working to foster partnerships that positively impact our community and business partners throughout the state.”
A national search for a permanent replacement will begin immediately.
Image of Dr. Deborah Baldwin courtesy of University of Arkansas Little Rock