The community is invited to an open reception welcoming Dr. Keith Pinchback as the new chancellor of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas. A special reception is being scheduled from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, in the PCCUA-Helena-West Helena Fine Arts Center.

The community is invited to an open reception welcoming Dr. Keith Pinchback as the new chancellor of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas. A special reception is being scheduled from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, in the PCCUA-Helena-West Helena Fine Arts Center.

PCCUA, the Delta Regional Authority, and the Phillips County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the event. Pinchback, of Searcy, served as vice chancellor of institutional advancement at Arkansas State University-Beebe for 14 years prior to joining PCCUA. He officially took over as Phillips College’s fourth chancellor on July 1, succeeding longtime PCCUA Chancellor Dr. Steven Murray, who retired from Phillips College after working there for 35 years.