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Dr. Justin K. Hardin named Ouachita's vice president for academic affairs

November 18, 2022

Ouachita alumnus Dr. Justin K. Hardin has been named Ouachita’s vice president for academic affairs (VPAA), effective July 2022. He brings a strong background in teaching, scholarship and administration to his new role as the university’s chief academic officer.

Nursing students
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Learning to serve

November 18, 2022

Equipping students to integrate faith and career as they build lives of meaningful work is a priority at Ouachita. And this fall, brand-new tools will be available to help them.

Applied Behavior Analysis
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Ouachita to offer Master of Arts degree in applied behavior analysis

November 08, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University is preparing to offer Arkansas’ first Master of Arts degree program in applied behavior analysis – an additional option to the university’s existing Master of Science degree. The M.A. program will launch in Fall 2023, pending Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and Verified Course Sequence (VCS) approvals.

Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's Hickingbotham School of Business to launch MBA program

October 27, 2022

The Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University is preparing to launch a fully-online Master of Business Administration degree program, set to begin in Fall 2023 pending approval from institutional accreditors.

students on the campus of Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's Fall 2022 enrollment growth reflects university momentum

September 12, 2022

Enrollment continues to grow at Ouachita Baptist University, where a Fall 2022 headcount of 1,784 is the university’s highest in 56 years.

Spring 2022 Commencement exercises at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita confers degrees on 360 students during May 14 Commencement

May 23, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University conferred degrees on 360 graduates during its 135th Spring Commencement held Saturday, May 14, on the front lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall. Graduates received Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science degrees, as well as post-baccalaureate certificates for Dietetic Internship.

First cohort of B.S.N. graduates at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's first B.S.N. graduates honored during May 14 pinning ceremony

May 18, 2022

The first students to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ouachita Baptist University were honored Saturday, May 14, during a pinning ceremony in McBeth Recital Hall immediately following the university’s Commencement exercises.

Spring Commencement on the lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall at Ouachita
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Ouachita to honor more than 350 graduates during May 14 Commencement

May 06, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University will hold its 135th Spring Commencement Saturday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall. The ceremony honors more than 350 graduates who have earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science degrees, as well as those who have earned post-baccalaureate certificates for Dietetic Internship. The nursing graduates, a cohort of 19, are the university’s first-ever B.S.N. degree recipients.

Dr. Allyson Phillips
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Ouachita adds undergrad programs in pre-counseling, Christian foundations

April 06, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University has approved new undergraduate degree pathways for fall 2022 to better support students seeking to pursue careers that invest in others. Ouachita faculty members approved the curriculum changes in a March 8 meeting; changes included adding a pre-counseling program of study, a Christian foundations co-major and new clinical and human services emphases within the community and family services major.

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Dr. Justin K. Hardin named Ouachita's vice president for academic affairs

March 29, 2022

Dr. Justin K. Hardin has been named Ouachita Baptist University’s vice president for academic affairs, effective in summer 2022. He brings a strong background in teaching, scholarship and administration to his new role as the university’s chief academic officer.

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