Arkansas Baptist College (ABC) announced Monday (Aug. 17) that Dr. Carlos R. Clark has been selected to become the College’s 15th president, succeeding Ms. Regina H. Favors who has served as Interim President since August 16, 2018.
Clark has more than 25 years of experience in higher education leadership. He currently serves as Provost and Executive Vice President and has worked for Arkansas Baptist College since 2018 in several leadership positions. He also held various senior level positions at Wilberforce University, Prairie View A&M University, and Alabama A&M University.
“The Trustees are delighted that Dr. Clark has accepted our offer to serve as 15th President of Arkansas Baptist College,” said Richard May, Sr., chairman of the board of trustees. “In addition to his impressive academic credentials, his experience with the college and his extensive experience gained at several other HBCU institutions is an asset.”
Clark holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management, as well as a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration, with major emphasis in Student Affairs and Statistics from The University of Mississippi. He also received a certificate due to his successful completion of the Management Development Program (MDP) at Harvard University.
“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.” said Dr. Clark.
Clark will begin his term as President on October 1, 2020.