- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - The University of Central Arkansas has named a college administrator in Georgia as the school’s next president.

UCA announced Wednesday the hiring of Houston Davis as president. Davis now serves as interim president at Kennesaw State University, and he previously worked as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at the University System of Georgia.

Davis has also served as vice chancellor for academic affairs at Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

At UCA, Davis takes over for President Tom Courtway, who is stepping down to transition into a teaching role in the College of Business.

Located about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock, the University of Central Arkansas has more than 11,000 students enrolled.

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