UCA board makes no decision on house

HEBER SPRINGS, AR (AP) - No decision has been made on whether University of Central Arkansas President Allen Meadors should move back into a university owned house.

The university's board of trustees met during a retreat in Heber Springs on Saturday but didn't settle on any of the three housing options presented by a committee.

The Northwest Arkansas Times (http://bit.ly/omb5lj) reports that the options are to expand the current house, provide a housing stipend or buy an off-campus house. The repairs began in 2009, and Meadors moved out this past March.

Board Chairman Scott Roussel wondered if the stipend would be adequate. Arkansas law allows a maximum annual housing stipend of $18,000.

Committee member Carol Daves says with a $245,000 salary and an $18,000 stipend, Meadors should be able to afford a nice house.

Information from: Northwest Arkansas Times, http://www.nwaonline.com

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