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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.

Dialogues for the Health Care Community Set for July 5 and July 8
Dialogues for the Health Care Community Set for July 5 and July 8

Members of the Clinton School faculty and Essential Partners are inviting members of the health care community – medical providers, administrators, and support staff – to attend free, online, facilitated, small-group dialogues where they will have the chance to talk with others in the field about their COVID-19 experiences, to hear and be heard by one another about what matters most in this unique moment of isolation, loss, uncertainty, and strain.

Bobbitt Names Hoffpauir Interim Dean at Clinton School of Public Service
Bobbitt Names Hoffpauir Interim Dean at Clinton School of Public Service

University of Arkansas System President Donald R. Bobbitt, Ph.D. announced today that Susan Hoffpauir, Ph.D., professor and academic dean at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, has been named interim dean of the Clinton School.

Alumni Survey Shows Continued Impacts of COVID-19, How Graduates are Helping Communities
Alumni Survey Shows Continued Impacts of COVID-19, How Graduates are Helping Communities

More than 77 percent of surveyed alumni from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service are still concerned about their own health or their family's health, according to the results of a recent COVID-19 impact survey by Assistant Professor Nichola Driver and Dean James L. “Skip” Rutherford III.

Park, Richards, Noori Present Evaluation Findings to Washington State Climate Assembly
Park, Richards, Noori Present Evaluation Findings to Washington State Climate Assembly

Faculty members Dr. Chul Hyun Park and Dr. Robert C. Richards, Jr., and second-year student Katerina Noori of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service recently delivered a presentation to members of the Washington State Legislature on their evaluation of the Washington State Climate Assembly.

Clinton School Partners with WRI, CALS, and National Issues Forum on Food Security Dialogues
Clinton School Partners with WRI, CALS, and National Issues Forum on Food Security Dialogues

In April, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service will partner with the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Central Arkansas Library System, and National Issues Forum on a pair of free virtual dialogues as part of the Partnership for Democratic Practices in Arkansas series.

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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