New Interim Chancellor at UAPB to be Installed

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When Calvin Johnson takes the helm at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as interim chancellor Tuesday, he will, in many ways, be returning home.

Johnson, 71, earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from UAPB and is the former dean of the School of Education there.

He has an extensive background in education and public service, having served as chairman of the Department of Teacher Educationat the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and six years (1998-2004) in the state Legislature.

Before his appointment as interim chancellor at UAPB, Johnson was on the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

A reception and convocation will be held for Johnson at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center on the UAPB campus.

Johnson said in a phone interview last week that he didn't know where he would be today without UAPB's influence, and he's looking forward to guiding the institution until a permanent replacement for Lawrence Davis Jr. can be found.

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