CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — An acceditation team that visited the University of Central Arkansas after the controverial tenure of President Lu Hardin said its trustees "seemed uninformed" about the school.
The report by a team from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools was obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette through a Freedom of Information request. The panel recommended reaccreditation of the university through 2017, with a strategic-planning report due in 2012.
The panel cited financial problems, "favoritism" and rapid growth "at all costs" before Hardin left two years ago. It said the board needed to ask tough questions about financing, but that a board leader did not understand there to be problems.
School leaders say that a new review would be much more positive.