Carder named interim Hot Springs director
Dr. Sally Carder, former president of National Park College, will become the interim director of Henderson State University’s Hot Springs location, effective May 1.
“I am so pleased to have the opportunity to represent Henderson State and National Park College in our community,” Carder said. “Our Downtown Education Center serves as an extension of both institutions, and providing area residents the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s or master’s degrees here at home is so important for Garland County.”
Carder earned her doctorate in education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She facilitated the 2003 merger of Quapaw Technical Institute and Garland County Community College and was named the first female president of NPC in 2005. She retired from NPC in 2014 and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Cooperative Christian Ministries and Medical Clinic, Ouachita Children’s Center Board and National Park College Foundation Board.
“Dr. Carder’s commitment to her community and the education of the area’s residents will be an incredible benefit to the current and future students at Henderson State’s Hot Springs location,” said Provost Dr. Steve Adkison. “We look forward to her innovative leadership in Garland County.”
Henderson State University-Hot Springs is located in the Landmark Building at 201 Market Street. Most courses are offered in the evenings, making it easy for traditional students and working professionals alike to complete coursework. In addition, students can enroll in the on-campus Master of Business Administration and several online options to complete a Master of Science, Master of Science in Education, or Education Specialist degree.
Former director Christi Nation is joining LSU-Alexandria as its Director of Continuing Education and Community Outreach. Carder will serve at the Hot Springs location while the search for a full-time director is conducted.