MONTICELLO — Chancellor Jack Lassiter will retire Jan. 5 after more than 10 years as chief executive officer at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and the search has started for a new UAM leader, according to UA System President Donald Bobbitt.

MONTICELLO — Chancellor Jack Lassiter will retire Jan. 5 after more than 10 years as chief executive officer at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and the search has started for a new UAM leader, according to UA System President Donald Bobbitt.


The search is being conducted by Witt/Kieffer, an Oakbrook, Illinois-based search firm, in conjunction with a campus search committee. A review of applicants will begin in early 2015.


The search committee includes chair Mary Whiting, dean of enrollment; Jay Hughes, vice chancellor for students services; Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the UAM College of Technology-McGehee; faculty members Ed Bacon, John Hunt, Donna Hunnicutt; Head Baseball Coach John Harvey; Leah Bryant, administrative assistant to the chancellor; Monticello businessmen Bennie Ryburn III and Tommy Maxwell, both former members of the UAM Board of Visitors, and Cliff Gibson, a member of the UA Board of Trustees. Consultants from Witt/Kieffer are Lucy Leske and Zachary Smith.


Details: Visit www.uamont.edu.