by Max Brantley
CONWAY, ARK. -- Robert H. "Bunny" Adcock, Jr. this week began serving as interim vice president for financial services at the University of Central Arkansas, as the result of an appointment by interim UCA president Tom Courtway.
Paul McLendon held the position until he retired last Friday.
Adcock is vice chairman of the board of directors of Home BancShares, a $2.6 billion holding company with six state-chartered banks in Arkansas and Florida, including First State Bank of Conway, which he helped establish. He also is the general manager of Balloue Family Farms.
>From 2003 to 2007, Adcock served as Arkansas state bank commissioner.
>Previously he was vice president of alumni services and development at
>UCA, as well as president of the UCA Foundation.
Adcock's additional finance experience includes being president of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority from 1996 to 1997, executive vice president at First National Bank of Conway from 1983 to 1986, and being a director at Twin City Bank (2000-03), First National Bank of Conway (1980-98), Bank of Holly Grove (1998-2003), and Merchants and Farmers Bank of Dumas (1995-2000).
Adcock also served as the UCA golf coach from 2000 to 2003.
A 1970 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Adcock lives in Conway with his wife Carol. He has two children, Hillary and Ashton.