UA in­terim dis­tance learn­ing chief given job

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

FAYET­TEVILLE — Don­ald Judges has been named vice provost for dis­tance ed­u­ca­tion at the University of Arkansas, Fayet­teville, the university an­nounced Mon­day.

Judges, 62, be­gan serv­ing last year as UA’s in­terim leader for dis­tance ed­u­ca­tion. He stepped in for Javier Reyes, who left to be­come dean of the busi­ness col­lege at West Vir­ginia University.

“The role of on­line ed­u­ca­tion is be­com­ing an in­creas­ingly vi­tal part of the University of Arkansas’ abil­ity to reach and teach peo­ple all across our state and be­yond,” Jim Cole­man, UA’s provost and ex­ec­u­tive vice chan­cel­lor for aca­demic af­fairs, said in a state­ment.

Judges also con­tin­ues as a fac­ulty mem­ber in UA’s law school, hav­ing joined the fac­ulty there in 1989. Judges earned a law de­gree from the University of Mary­land and a doc­tor­ate in psy­chol­ogy from the University of Tulsa.

He earns $257,500 as of July 1, when the ap­point­ment took ef­fect, UA spokesman Steve Voorhies said. Reyes earned $238,810 in a dual role over­see­ing dis­tance ed­u­ca­tion and serv­ing as an as­so­ciate dean in UA’s Sam M. Wal­ton Col­lege of Busi­ness.

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