The gift will be the largest in the university’s history. The UA System Board of Trustees is expected to OK the gift at its meeting May 23-24.
Simmons will announce the specifics at a “tailgate-style reception” at Golden Lions Stadium next Tuesday, May 22, at 11 a.m. The event will be attended by UAPB Chancellor Dr. Laurence B. Alexander; UAPB interim director of athletics Alyse Wells-Kilbert; Simmons CEO and chairman George A. Makris; Simmons community president Daniel Robinson; UAPB head football coach Cedric Thomas; and UAPB head baseball coach Carlos James.
Good news for UAPB and for Pine Bluff as a whole.