Former Arkansas State Senator Lu Hardin appointed new PBA president

The Palm Beach Atlantic University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint former Arkansas state senator Lu Hardin to the post of president.

“Lu is a person of great character and ability as well as a man of great faith. Throughout his career, he has been a strong advocate of Christ-centered higher education,” said R. Marshall Jones, Palm Beach Atlantic trustee and chairman of the presidential search committee, in a press release issued today. “Lu Hardin has vision and leadership to take PBA to the next level of excellence and make it a top-tier Christian university.”

Hardin, 57, has also served as president of the University of Central Arkansas and a faculty member at Arkansas Tech University. While at UCA, enrollment and graduation rates increased, and the sports department achieved the NCAA Division I status.

Click here for PBA’s press release.

The Beacon Blog will be interviewing Hardin soon, so stay tuned.

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