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.