The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees formally granted power Friday to the President’s Residence Advisory Committee, an appointed body charged with overseeing changes to the home traditionally occupied by the school’s president.
A group was appointed in 2011, though no formal board action was taken, when negative attention was given to costly changes at the university-owned home during the presidency of Allen Meadors.
Meadors and his wife resided at the home. The president resigned amid controversy after a grant to provide further renovations at the home, contingent upon Aramark food vendor’s contract renewal, was presented at a board meeting as a gift.
The sum of $700,000 was not accepted after the stipulation was disclosed, and Meadors resigned in September.