by David Ramsey
The Trustees are delighted that Dr. Joseph L. Jones has accepted our offer to serve as 14th President of Arkansas Baptist College. In addition to his impressive academic credentials is the teaching and administrative experience he has gained at four other HBCU institutions. Dr. Jones has become a serious student of higher education leadership through fellowships with both the American Council on Education and the United Negro College Fund. These opportunities, matched with his vision, energy and passion, will serve the institution well, as the College continues to realize both its historic and current mission under Dr. Jones’ capable leadership.ABC has faced major financial problems for years (including struggles in 2013 to make payroll and pay vendors).