The board of directors of Arkansas Baptist College announced Friday (Oct. 22) that Regina Favors will return to the school as interim president after the resignation of Carlos Clark, who served the college in various leadership roles over the last six years, most recently as president for the last 12 months.
Favors is a graduate of Arkansas Baptist College.
“We are blessed that Regina Favors is again assuming the position of interim president,” said Judge Richard Mays, chairman of the college’s board of trustees. “Mrs. Favors is a graduate of this institution who has previously served the college in this role after having a distinguished career as a senior business executive. She has always supported our mission to focus on preparing our students for a lifetime of achievement in their chosen careers.”
Prior to accepting the role of college president, Favors served as President and CEO of Pinnacle Business Solutions, a subsidiary of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield. She had been with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas for 43 years. She also worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C.
“We have faced and overcome so many challenges over the years, we now know that when we work together we can accomplish great things. Our focus will continue to be meeting the needs of our community by being true to our founding mission. As we focus on doing this well, we will continue to have a positive impact on the lives we touch for generations to come,” Favors said.
Arkansas Baptist College is a Historically Black College founded in 1884 and built by the children of slaves in order to provide their children an opportunity to pursue their education. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Favors has taught as an adjunct professor with ABC from 1986 to 2004, extending educational opportunities and careers to students of Arkansas Baptist College. She also taught at Philander Smith College, and Webster University.
She currently serves on the Board for Arkansas Baptist College Foundation and has previously served on the college’s board of trustees in addition to serving on 32 other boards.
Favors holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas Baptist College and earned a Master’s degree from Ouachita Baptist University with a focus in education. She completed the Duke University Executive Program and is a Certified Health Insurance Executive.