White River Now’s Gary B. visits with retiring UACCB Chancellor Deborah Frazier, Part 1

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Deborah Frazier, chancellor for the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, will be retiring at the end of May.

Chancellor Frazier (pictured above, far right, as she visits with UACCB students) recently sat down with White River Now’s Gary Bridgman for an extensive interview about her career and time at UACCB.

Part one of the interview will air on “The Official Word,” sponsored by First Community Bank, at 9 a.m. on Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ Tuesday as well as on 93 KZLE Wednesday at 9 a.m.

To listen to part one of the interview now, click below:

Part two of Gary’s interview with Frazier is scheduled to be released next week.

After serving the community college as an instructor, lead faculty member, division chair for business, technology and public service, vice chancellor for academic affairs, vice chancellor for learning and student services, and finally chancellor, Frazier said she’s looking forward to simply having time.

“As Gus said to Woodrow, ‘It’s been one hell of a ride,’” Frazier said earlier this month when she announced her retirement. “It has been the greatest honor and blessing to have been a part of this institution. It’s like being married to someone. You invest your life into it. I’ve never dreaded pulling into that parking lot. I love what I do, and it’s because we change people’s lives.”

Frazier said she will miss the people that have become such an integral part of her life.

In related news, the U of A System has named Zachary Perrine as interim chancellor at UACCB beginning on June 1. To read more about this story, click here.


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