LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The presidents and chancellors of Arkansas’ 11 public universities and two university systems Tuesday issued a 16-point pledge to accountability, collaboration and cooperation aimed at addressing the state’s educational, social and economic needs and opportunities.
Speaking at a news conference held in the State Capitol’s Rotunda, the education leaders unveiled their “Compact With the People of Arkansas.” Addressed to the state’s citizens and its political and education leaders, the Compact presents 16 goals intended to guide their individual and collective performance. Printed copies of the Compact were distributed Tuesday to state policymakers and to the news media.
Welcome to AAPU
Welcome to the Arkansas Association of Public Universities. The AAPU was created by a group of visionary leaders who realized that the future of our state depends on a knowledge based economy and that elevating higher education in the minds of Arkansans is critical to the future economic success of our state.
Presidents and Chancellors of member institutions understand cooperation and collaboration are imperative in delivering the quality of academics, research, community service, and economic development our students deserve.
We must all come together and take whatever action is necessary so that Arkansas no longer educates and trains its young people only to have them relocate to other states to gain the experience they need to be successful. It is vital to the future of Arkansas that those opportunities are available to them here in Arkansas.Print This Page