The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has officially opened the search for a new chancellor. The chancellor is the chief executive officer of the college, reporting to the president of the University of Arkansas System and the UA System Board of Trustees.

The next appointed chancellor will be the fourth leader in the institution’s 56-year history and will succeed Dr. Larry Davis, who retired earlier this year.

UA System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt has formed a chancellor’s search committee comprised of 16 individuals representing both UACCM employees and members of the community. The search will be national in scope with the intent to recruit a broad and diverse pool of candidates.

Mary Clark, UACCM director of marketing & public relations, is serving as Search Committee Chair.

Other members are Joe Canady, UACCM Board of Visitors vice chair; Kelly Eichler, UA System Board of Trustees representative; Shawn Halbrook, South Conway County School superintendent; Beth Hawkins, UACCM staff senate chair and director of institutional research and assessment; John Jackson, UACCM automotive service technology faculty; Kara Jones, UACCM education and early childhood faculty; Sarah Koch; UACCM program chair for nursing; Allen Lipsmeyer, City of Morrilton mayor; Scott McKennon, UACCM Foundation Board chair; Rich Moellers, Conway County Economic Development Corporation chair; Jeff Mullen, UACCM controller; Rachel Mullins, UACCM director of admissions and alumnus, Stephanie Price, UACCM faculty senate chair and English faculty, Jessica Rohlman, UACCM director of Workforce Development & Community Education; and Paulette Smith, UACCM Board of Visitors chair.

The committee is charged with screening applicants and selecting two to three finalists who will be invited to campus for a presentation to employees, students, and the public. Dr. Bobbitt will conduct a final interview of the finalists and make his recommendation to the UA System Board of Trustees.

A chancellor search microsite, which provides a detailed job description, list of desired characteristics, and other pertinent information is accessible from UACCM’s website,, or by visiting Questions may be directed to UACCM director of human resources Judy Sanders at 501-977-2016 or