Derek Oliver was a first-year student and a cornerback on the football team at Arkansas Baptist College. In 2012 he was shot on a street near campus while helping a friend change a flat tire. A new center on Black-on-Black violence named in his honor recently opened on campus.
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Joyce O. Jenkins was the director of the Center for Teaching and e-Learning at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock. Prior to joining the staff at Arkansas Baptist College in 2012, Dr. Jenkins had a 26-year career at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.
Dr. Jones has been serving as a visiting professor of political science in the department of social and behavioral sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Earlier he was the founder and executive director of the Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College in Little Rock.
Johnny D. Jones was vice president for student affairs and diversity at Mississippi Valley State University and earlier was executive vice president and chief academic officer at Arkansas Baptist College.
Arkansas Baptist College, the historically Black educational institution in Little Rock, has not been able to pay its faculty since November 1. The faculty is calling for the president to be fired.
Howard O. Gibson is the new associate vice president for student affairs, enrollment management, and diversity at Mississippi Valley State University. He was the executive assistant to the chancellor at Baton Rouge Community College in Louisiana.
Joyce Jenkins, Sharon Butler, Tryan McMickens, Bill Hawkins, and Getchel Caldwell II are assuming new roles in higher education.