The University of Arkansas System has established a task force focused on racial equity.
Fourteen individuals in the UA System have been appointed by President Donald R. Bobbitt to sit on the UA System Task Force on Racial Equity. Announced on Thursday, July 2, the task force aims to “address racial injustice and promote equitable practices within the System,” according to a UA news release.
The task force is the brainchild of U of A Board of Trustees chairman John Goodson. He named UA System trustee Dr. Stephen Broughton to serve as the chair for the task force.
“I see this as an opportunity to consider necessary changes across the UA System, highlighted by the chance to give everyone a voice and a seat at the table to discuss areas of concern and successes at individual campuses,” Broughton said in a statement. “It will be vitally important that we not only have a good ear and listen to what’s going on around us, but to also propose new ideas and policies and follow them up with appropriate actions to ensure progress is being made.”
The full list of task force members is below:
- Dr. Stephen Broughton, UA System trustee, committee chair
- Ted Dickey, UA System trustee
- Robert Carr, provost, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
- Marvin Caston, senior director of development, Razorback Foundation
- Mark Cochran, vice president, UA System Division of Agriculture
- Deacue Fields, dean, Bumpers College
- Moses Goldman, vice chancellor, University of Arkansas at Monticello
- Georgia Hale, provost, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
- Keith Pinchback, chancellor, Phillips Community College
- Terisa Riley, chancellor, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
- Charles Robinson, interim provost, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
- Chris Smith, dean, UA Community College at Hope-Texarkana
- Kristi Smith, director, UA Little Rock Alumni Association
- Christina Clark, vice chancellor and chief operation officer, UAMS