Everything’s Comin’ Up Lu! Hardin Gets University President Job in Sunny Florida

Back in the saddle

Back in the saddle

(Update 3/8/2011: More on Lu Hardin’s guilty plea in federal court on the new site.)

Lu Hardin, who left the University of Central Arkansas’ president’s office amid all kinds of controversy, has been has been named president of Palm Beach Atlantic University, located in West Palm Beach, Fla.

There’s even a welcome video form the university from “President Lu Hardin.” Fun!

From the official news release on the university’s Web site:

An educator who became a state senator, Hardin, 57, is the former president of the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). During his six-year tenure, enrollment at UCA increased from 8,000 to 13,000 and the average incoming student ACT score rose from 22.1 to 23.5. Graduation rates increased from 47 to 55.4 percent. President Hardin championed the UCA athletic program’s successful bid to obtain National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I status.

Of course, they left out some details!

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Jokes and outrage via comments on the Times blog

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