April 22, 2020

To: UAPB Employees
From: Carla M. Martin, Vice Chancellor – Finance & Administration
Subject: Overcoming The Challenges Of Covid-19

We are living and working in the middle of history as it is being made. How we react during this period will also be written as our history and it will define our future. We are strong…not just when times are easy. We are strong…in the midst of difficult times like these. Our strength is showing and it makes me proud. This pandemic – COVID-19 – is stretching us and it is making us operate outside our normal daily activities. Thank you for your commitment of excellence as we serve our students and one other.

Like many of you, Finance and Administration has altered how we work so we can be in accordance with guidance provided by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Below is a brief update detailing how we are continuing to operate in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I encourage you to keep coming up with ways to serve our students and colleagues while remaining socially distant. I encourage you to check on those you love. I encourage you to be kind to yourself and others during this unpredicted time in our lives. I encourage you to remain hopeful that one day we will return to our offices and that our campus will be pulsating with life as students inhabit our dorms and classrooms!!

Thank you and please stay safe.