Last week, The College Of The Ouachitas Board of Trustees and ASU System Board of Trustees approved resolutions authorizing the merger of the College of the Ouachitas into the ASU System. The meeting was held in the Administration Building on the campus in Malvern. ASU System Board Chair Niel Crowson and COTO Board Chair Bill Fowler signed the agreement and transition plan, along with board secretaries, Price Gardner and Rodney Allen.
The merger is contingent upon approval by the Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission. COTO and the ASU System will work together on that process during the next few months. The name in which the college will be known will be agreed upon by both boards before the end of this year. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talked to ASU System President Dr. Chuck Welch to get his reaction of the merger. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.