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Former Central Missouri President Charles Ambrose named chancellor of Henderson State

Last updated November 4, 2021

By Tina Underwood

Furman University alumnus and member of the Furman Board of Trustees Charles “Chuck” Ambrose will take the reins at Henderson State University (Arkadelphia), which became part of the Arkansas State University System this year. His appointment begins Nov. 15.

A 1983 Furman sociology graduate who played on the Men’s Soccer team, Ambrose was most recently the president and CEO of KnowledgeWorks, a national nonprofit that partners with schools, policymakers and education stakeholders to support students and prepare educators for the future of learning. He served as the president of the University of Central Missouri from 2010-2019 and president of Pfeiffer University, a private Christian university in North Carolina, from 1998-2010.

Ambrose holds a master’s in higher education administration from the University of Louisville and a Doctor of Education degree from the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia.

Chancellor Ambrose’s news appeared in Arkansas Business and Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette.


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