NPC, COTO, Henderson State Form Regional Alliance
Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC), College of the Ouachitas (COTO), and Henderson State University have collaborated to form the Southern Arkansas Regional Alliance (SARA). Governor Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Maria Markham from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) will host a press conference in the Governor’s Conference Room at the Capitol Wednesday, January 4 at 11 a.m. to announce the agreement. In alignment with the Governor’s Closing the Gap 2020 master plan for higher education, the goal of the regional alliance is to create an innovative, collaborative, 21st century delivery model for higher education and workforce development initiatives in Arkansas that will prioritize student success, degree attainment and workforce development ahead of tradition and turf. The agreement also includes strategies for creating institutional efficiencies through shared resources.