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President's Biography


Dr. Clark has been an effective, innovative, and collaborative higher education leader for more than 25 years.  He served as the Provost and Executive Vice President and worked for the College since 2018 in several leadership positions.  He also held various senior level positions at Wilberforce University, Prairie View A&M University, and Alabama A&M University.

President Dr. Carlos R. Clark

Dr. Clark serves as the 15th President of Arkansas Baptist College.  In addition to his impressive academic credentials, his experience with the College and his extensive experience gained at several other HBCU institutions is an asset.  Dr. Clark has become a serious student of higher education leadership receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degrees in English, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management, as well as a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education, with major emphasis in Student Affairs and Statistics from The University of Mississippi.  He also received a certificate due to his successful completion of the Management Development Program (MDP) at Harvard University. 

“I am extremely excited to continue to serve Arkansas Baptist College as President.  The mission resonates with me, especially its emphasis on preparing students for personal and professional success and especially its focus on service, social justice, and leadership.  I sincerely thank the Board of Trustees and the presidential search committee for this amazing opportunity.  I look forward to working in this new capacity with the incredible Arkansas Baptist College faculty, students, staff, and alumni – in a collective effort to deliver the rich promise of ABC to a growing number of students in these challenging times”.

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Office of the President
1600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: 501-420-1200