University Of Arkansas At Monticello Chancellor Resigning

Oct 15, 2019

Karla Hughes

The University of Arkansas at Monticello says its chancellor will resign at the end of the semester as the school faces a budget deficit amid a large drop in student enrollment.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Monday that Karla Hughes will resign on Dec. 31 after three years leading the school. She is the first woman to lead a four-year University of Arkansas System school.

Gregg Reep, who chairs the school's board of visitors, says the administration told the board that it expects there to be a $1 million to $2 million budget shortfall.

Hughes took over as chancellor in January 2016 and enrollment has steadily dropped under her watch, from about 3,900 that year to 2,855 this semester.