Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

Spring 4-7-2016


Ushering in a new era of leadership at Ouachita Baptist University, trustees unanimously elected Dr. Ben R. Sells as Ouachita’s 16th president during a special called meeting April 7. He will begin serving this month as president-elect and officially will assume the presidency effective June 1.

Dr. Sells, who has extensive leadership experience in higher education, fundraising and missions involvement, recently served more than nine years as vice president for university advancement at Taylor University in Upland, Ind. Directing record fundraising efforts during his tenure at Taylor, Dr. Sells also had responsibilities for university strategic planning. Taylor has been ranked for nine consecutive years as the No. 1 baccalaureate college in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report, the same ranking held by Ouachita in the South region before moving to a national ranking in 2012.



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