- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The board for Rich Mountain Community College has unanimously approved a merger with the University of Arkansas System.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1YVvqnT ) reports that the smallest college in the state will be allowed to join the system if the University of Arkansas System board also approves the merger.

University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt proposed the merger to Rich Mountain’s board in February. Rich Mountain President Phillip Wilson says the University of Arkansas board is scheduled to consider the issue next month.

Rich Mountain’s board chairman, Sue Cavner, says Wednesday’s decision to move forward with the request will provide students with more opportunities. She says students, staff and community members are overwhelmingly supportive of the decision.

Rich Mountain currently has 932 students.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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