Courtway Commits 3 Years As U of Central Arkansas President

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Tom Courtway accepted the title of president of the University of Central Arkansas Friday on the recommendation of Trustee Bobby Reynolds.

Courtway, the school’s general counsel, had been serving a second time as interim president since Sept. 2, when former president Allen Meadors resigned amid accusations that he did not disclose to trustees the nature of a vendor’s contribution that would fund improvements to the house where he resided.

Courtway stepped in as president a first time in 2008, when past president Lu Hardin resigned as investigations began into a memo that privately approved a $300,000 bonus to himself. 

By several accounts, Courtway has been a favorable candidate for the job, though he has been publicly reluctant about being president on a permanent basis.

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