President Meadors will begin a new chapter as president of the University of Central Arkansas on July 1. We wanted to give UCA Magazine readers a little insight into the new president, so we sent him 10 quick questions. Read on to learn more about UCA’s ninth president.
UCA Magazine: Did you have a nickname in college? If so, what was it?
President Meadors: No nicknames, that I remember.
UCA Magazine: If you could travel back in time and give Allen Meadors (the student) one piece of advice, what would it be?
President Meadors: Always give it your best, remember the past but always be looking forward.
UCA Magazine: How did you meet Mrs. Meadors?
President Meadors: On a blind date in San Diego
UCA Magazine: What are you reading right now?
President Meadors: This e-mail (just kidding) – “Growing up digital” by Don Tapscott
UCA Magazine: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
President Meadors: Reading, plays, sports, and working out
UCA Magazine: If you weren’t president of UCA – or any university for that matter – what would your dream job be?
President Meadors: A gifted writer of wonderful fiction novels. The ability to give people a break (as good authors do) from their daily lives and challenge their imagination is a true gift.
UCA Magazine: What would people be surprised to find out about you?
President Meadors: How much I enjoyed seeing and being part of our sons’ lives as they were growing up.
UCA Magazine: What three words best describe you personally?
President Meadors: Committed, Challenging, Objective
UCA Magazine: Outside of your family, who is the one person who knows you best?
President Meadors: Probably Steve Gutos – a colleague for over 30 years.
UCA Magazine: What is the one thing you’re most anxious to do when you arrive in Conway?
President Meadors: Start to work and help make a positive contribution.