Renewing Our Place

We speak of renewing our place. We are a continuation of the first college in Arkansas and the first to admit women. While the civil rights struggle engulfed our nation, we were the first historically white college in Arkansas to admit African-Americans. We were the first college in the United States to offer a comprehensive support program for students with learning differences. Ours is an extraordinary heritage built on an ethic of service and justice.

Renewing Our Place seeks to not only call upon the admirable character of our past, but also to envision a sustainable future in which all who come here may experience the profound transformational effects of this place.

This “place” is two-fold; we seek to renew and reinvigorate our campus and its citizens and to define our role in the world of higher education. We must be ever alert to new possibilities, ever vigilant to make the most of what we have, and ever mindful that each task we perform—however mundane—is part of an effort to change the world for the better. We believe that renewal will grow out of our prudent and intentional efforts to direct and guide our resources.


President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.