UAHT: Four finalists selected for chancellor position to address public in April


UAHT candidates: (l-r)Brian Berry, Dr. Timothy Cornelius, Dr. Christine Holt and Dr. Jeff Jochems

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTAL/KSHV) – Four finalists have been selected for the position of chancellor of The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana by the university’s search committee.

The candidates are: Brian Berry, vice chancellor for student services at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana; Dr. Timothy Cornelius, academic vice president of career and workforce education at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville; Dr. Christine Holt, chief of staff at the University of Missouri System: and Dr. Jeff Jochems, retired president, Richwood Valley Campus – Ozarks Technical Community College.

In April, each of the candidates will visit to address various groups on campus. To cap off the meetings, each candidate will address community partners about their vision for the future of UAHT through innovation.

Each candidate’s official public address will begin at 3:45 p.m. on the dates listed below.

  • Dr. Timothy Cornelius (Monday, April 12)
  • Mr. Brian Berry (Tuesday, April 13)
  • Dr. Jeff Jochems (Monday, April 19)
  • Dr. Christine Holt (Tuesday, April 20)

To help keep our community partners safe, a limited number of free tickets are available to attend the forums in person. Tickets are required for this free event and must be reserved prior to the event date. No tickets will be available at the box office on the day of the event. Tickets are available at Please call 870-722-8565 if you need help reserving a ticket.

The candidate’s address to the community will also be livestreamed on the UAHT Facebook page, YouTube channel, and

For more information about the chancellor search, visit

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