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Center on Community Philanthropy Announces 2022 Advancing Equity Award Recipients
Center on Community Philanthropy Announces 2022 Advancing Equity Award Recipients

The Center on Community Philanthropy at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service announced the Sunflower County Freedom Project and Arkansas Community Foundation as the recipients of the 2022 Advancing Equity Award on Tuesday, January 18.

DeFrancesco Soto Signs National Day of Racial Healing Proclamation
DeFrancesco Soto Signs National Day of Racial Healing Proclamation

Clinton School Dean Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto has signed a proclamation declaring the school’s commitment to observing January 18, 2022 as the National Day of Racial Healing.

Richards Elected to National Issues Forums Institute Board of Directors
Richards Elected to National Issues Forums Institute Board of Directors

Dr. Robert C. Richards, Jr. has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI). Richards’s term begins this year and runs through Spring 2025.

Quarles Named Director of Local Programs and Regional Outreach
Quarles Named Director of Local Programs and Regional Outreach

Beth Quarles ('19) has been announced as the Director of Local Programs and Regional Outreach for the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Clinton School, CALS to Host Dialogues on Effects of Climate Change on Arkansas Water
Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Clinton School, CALS to Host Dialogues on Effects of Climate Change on Arkansas Water

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, the University of Arkansas Clinton School for Public Service, and the Central Arkansas Library System will host a series of virtual dialogues in November on the effects of climate change on the water in Arkansas. These dialogues will be hosted as part of the Kettering Foundation’s Partnership for Democratic Practices in Arkansas.

Bobbitt to Recommend DeFrancesco Soto for Clinton School Dean
Bobbitt to Recommend DeFrancesco Soto for Clinton School Dean

University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt will recommend Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, Ph.D., assistant dean for civic engagement at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), as the next dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Listening Sessions Announced as Part of Kettering Foundation Partnership for Democratic Practices in Arkansas
Listening Sessions Announced as Part of Kettering Foundation Partnership for Democratic Practices in Arkansas

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Central Arkansas Library System, and University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, as part of the Kettering Foundation’s Partnership for Democratic Practices in Arkansas, will host three online listening sessions in the coming weeks in which members of the public are invited to share how they view climate change and its effects on water sources in Arkansas.

Driver Presents on Program Evaluation to Nebraska UPEX-Rwanda Program
Driver Presents on Program Evaluation to Nebraska UPEX-Rwanda Program

Dr. Nichola Driver recently delivered a virtual presentation to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s UPEX-Rwanda Program, a fellowship hosted by UNL comprised of current higher education administrators in Rwanda focused on developing and strengthening international partnerships.

Skip Rutherford Student Leadership Endowment Established
Skip Rutherford Student Leadership Endowment Established

The James L. "Skip" Rutherford III Student Leadership Endowment Fund has been created. Endowed at the University of Arkansas Foundation, the fund will grant awards to rising student leaders at the Clinton School and other campuses within the UA System.

Clinton School Speaker Series
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The Clinton School Speaker Series not only enhances the education of Clinton School students, but also provides a venue for the public to engage in intellectual discussions on the issues of the day.

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