The University of Central Arkansas will host the 67th annual National Conference of Academic Deans (NCAD) July 11-12. The conference theme is "Leading with Integrity and Accountability."

The conference will be held in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center and hosted by Dr. Neil Hattlestand, dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.

Program chair for the 2013 conference is Dr. James Machell, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Early bird registration is $230, and the deadline is June 15, 2013.

Established in 1941 by Schiller Scroggs and Henry Bennett of Oklahoma State University, the National Conference of Academic Deans is the nation’s oldest organization with programming focused on current issues and challenges in higher education administration. The conference was held on the campus of Oklahoma State University until 1995, when it was relocated to the University of Memphis. It then moved to Texas Women’s University in 1999, and came to UCA in 2001. This is the thirteenth consecutive year that UCA has hosted the conference.

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