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The President's Council at Harding University has provided over 40 years of notable service to the University. Bringing energy and generosity to the task, Council members have a distinguished record of diligent service and outstanding support. As the University faces the new millennium, the time is ripe for renewal and growth as the Council expands its influence to serve Harding University.

The President's Council includes a select group of men and women who have committed themselves to supporting and advancing the mission of Harding University. Serve Harding in these activities:

  • Functioning as goodwill ambassadors
  • Furnishing advice and counsel on matters of strategic importance
  • Contributing financial support and leadership, especially to the President's Council Scholarship Fund
  • Assisting in student recruitment and job placement
  • Identifying new Council prospects and working with Advancement staff in the recruitment process.

The council includes people who are committed to the mission of Harding University: to integrate faith, learning and living -- educating for eternity. From a wide geographical distribution, the University seeks, additional men and women for Council membership who demonstrate their interest in advancing the cause of Christian education and its potential impact on the church through their service to Harding University.

President's Council Scholarship Fund
The President's Council Scholarship Fund assists students with a variety of financial needs, including academic, athletic, departmental and performance-related scholarships. With more than 80 percent of Harding's students requiring some form of financial assistance, this scholarship fund addresses Harding's primary commitment to the recruitment of quality students.

Joining the President's Council
If you are committed to the mission of Harding University and want to help plan for the University's success, please join the dedicated men and women of the President's Council. E-mail Advancement@Harding.edu, or call 800-477-4312 and let the Advancement Staff know today.

President's Council Resource Numbers

Dr. David B. Burks, President


Dr. Jim Carr, Executive Vice President


Dr. Mike Williams, Vice President Advancement


University Advancement
Box 12238
Searcy, AR 72149


Larry Arick, Harding Graduate School of Religion


Glen Dillard, Director of Enrollment Management


Liz Howell, Alumni Relations Director




Heritage Inn


Dr. Jon Roberts, Financial Aid Director


Harding School of Biblical Studies


Harding University (switchboard)


The Advancement Staff
Each member of the Advancement staff works closely with the President's Council, coordinating council events for their areas.


Center for Charitable Estate Planning

If you would like to give through

  • A Charitable gift annuity
  • Your will
  • Setting up a trust 

1-800-477-4312 option 3