The university served as host to the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees on November 21 and 22 for their bi-monthly meeting.
On Friday, November 22, Chancellor Joel E. Anderson presented his campus report to the Trustees and focused on the recent restructuring process at UALR.
Also, the Board unanimously approved a recommendation by Chancellor Anderson to name the Student Services Center after Dr. Charles W. Donaldson, recently retired Vice Chancellor for Educational, Student Services and Student Life. The recommendation, naming the building the Charles W. Donaldson Student Services Center, was also unanimously endorsed by the UALR Board of Visitors.
In his statement to the Building and Grounds Committee, Chancellor Anderson said: “Naming the building for Dr. Donaldson would do more than honor the long career of excellent service and the numerous contributions he made to the university; it would also serve as continuing inspiration to members of the university community who recognized that Dr. Donaldson was a cut above, both as a person and as an able and devoted employee.”
A celebration and ceremony will be held at a later time.