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May 4, 2021 • Posted in , , ,

U of O Receives $5.3 Million from Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation

University of the Ozarks has received a $5.3 million gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation for its new science center project. The gift will go toward the current $18.6 million renovation and addition to the Thomas and Frances Wilson Science Center, the single largest capital construction project in University history. Construction began on […]

April 14, 2021 • Posted in ,

Climb Higher Campaign Raises $73 Million for Students

University of the Ozarks has raised more than $73 million in gifts and commitments in its seven-year Climb Higher: A Campaign for Students, shattering the campaign’s initial goal of $55 million. The most ambitious and successful fund-raising campaign in the University’s 185-year history concluded on April 14. The campaign raised a total of $73,191,457 for […]

December 20, 2018 • Posted in , ,

Anonymous Donors Gift $10,000 To JLC

The University of the Ozarks’ Jones Learning Center has received a $10,000 gift from the parents of a former JLC student for providing a “life-altering experience” for their son. The parents, who wished to remain anonymous, said the JLC made a tremendous impact on their son and helped him graduate from U of O with […]

Cara Graham
June 22, 2018 • Posted in , , ,

Graham To Lead Fundraising Team

University of the Ozarks officials have announced that Cara Graham will serve as the University’s new director of development, beginning July 2. Graham has worked as an attorney since earning a juris doctorate in 2007, including as a juvenile and family law attorney at her solo law practice in Oregon City, Ore. She has also […]

Dr. Sean Coleman

Newly Appointed Division Dean

Dr. Sean Coleman, professor of biology, has been appointed dean of the Division of Sciences and Mathematics at University of the Ozarks, effective June 1, 2018. Coleman replaces Stacy Key, associate professor of practice of mathematics, who has served as dean since 2012. “I am thrilled that Dr. Coleman has accepted the position of dean […]

ozarks campaign climb higher
April 28, 2017 • Posted in

University announces $55 million Climb Higher campaign

University of the Ozarks officials announced on Friday a $55 million fundraising campaign through 2020 that will emphasize student scholarships as well as science and athletic facilities. The announcement of “Climb Higher: A Campaign for Students,” came during a special ceremony in the university’s Robson Library that was attended by more than 200 students, faculty, […]

October 7, 2011 • Posted in

Campus celebrates “grand day”

Clarksville, Ark. --- Friday, Oct. 7, was a day of celebration on the University of the Ozarks campus. More than 400 donors, friends, alumni, students, faculty and staff took part in a celebration ceremony in the Rogers Conference Center to mark the successful completion of the $40 million Promise of Excellence Campaign. During the ceremony […]

September 27, 2011 • Posted in

Ozarks to celebrate Campaign success, dedicate facilities

Clarksville, Ark. --- University of the Ozarks will celebrate the successful completion of its Promise of Excellence Campaign as well as dedicate several new facilities during a special ceremony at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, in the Rogers Student & Community Conference Center. The celebration ceremony will include donors and friends of the university as […]

July 23, 2009 • Posted in

U of O meets $1 million challenge grant from Mabee Foundation

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. ? University of the Ozarks has met the requirements to receive a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., university officials announced this week. The university has raised more than $1 million to match the Mabee Foundation’s challenge gift of $1 million, which was issued in […]

January 26, 2009 • Posted in

Beans make pledge to campaign

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. -Arvid and Sharon (Jones) Bean of Fort Smith have committed $50,000 to the University of the Ozarks' capital improvement project. Both Arvid and Sharon are 1978 graduates of Ozarks and have remained active with the university. Arvid is a member of the university’s Board of Trustees, where he serves as chair of the […]