Giving to Ozarks: Latest News

2013 Commencement scheduled for May 11

Date Released: 5/2/2013

University of the Ozarks will hold its 2013 Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 11, on the campus mall.

Descendants of F.R. Earle donate items to university

Date Released: 4/18/2013

Two descendants of one of the great early leaders of University of the Ozarks, The Rev. Fontaine Richard "F.R." Earle, visited the campus on April 18 to donate items from their family to the university.

Higher Learning Commission re-accredits University for next 10 years

Date Released: 3/5/2013

University of the Ozarks has been re-accredited as an institution of higher education for the next 10 years by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools' Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

10-year-old Elena Heil supports scholarship fund

Date Released: 2/28/2013

Elena Heil, the 10-year-old daughter of Associate Academic Dean Dr. Elissa Heil, recently made a gift to the University of the Ozarks' Annual Scholarship Fund (ASF).

U of O presents honorary doctorate to Mrs. Doris Bird

Date Released: 12/13/2012

Mrs. Doris Bird of Clarksville was presented with an honorary doctorate of commercial science degree by University of the Ozarks during the university's 2012 Fall Commencement, held Dec. 12 in Munger Memorial Chapel.

Ozarks loses one of its "giants" as former President Ehren passes away at age 83

Date Released: 10/31/2012

The University lost a beloved member of its family when former president Dr. Fritz H. Ehren '53 of Clarksville passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Johnson Regional Medical Center at the age of 83. The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at First Presbyterian Church, located at 212 N. College Ave., in Clarksville.

U of O Board selects Dunsworth 25th president

Date Released: 10/11/2012

Clarksville, Ark. --- The University of the Ozarks Board of Trustees has elected Richard L. "Rich" Dunsworth, J.D., as the University's 25th president, effective July 1, 2013. Dunsworth, 43, has served as vice president for enrollment at Millikin University in Illinois, since 2004. He will succeed Dr. Rick Niece, who is retiring in June after a 16-year tenure as president of the private, Presbyterian-affiliated university.

Ozarks announces new Green Giving Program

Date Released: 9/17/2012

The University of the Ozarks' Alumni Association is promoting a new Green Giving Program to assist the university's Annual Scholarship Fund.

Boydston '12 hired as U of O development officer

Date Released: 8/1/2012

Kursty Boydston, a 2012 graduate of University of the Ozarks, has been hired by the university as a development officer in its Advancement Office, effective August 1.

Hull, Pridgin selected to lead university programs

Date Released: 6/20/2012

University of the Ozarks has announced that Brian Hull has been named director of admission and Reba Pridgin has been named interim director of development, effective July 1.

Advancement Office unveils new planned giving resources

Date Released: 1/19/2012

Clarksville, Ark. --- Individuals who are interested in making charitable gifts to Ozarks now have access to an extensive library of online resources and tools to help them learn more about the types of gift options available and how different types of gifts may impact their estate and tax planning.

See All News Stories