On behalf of Dr. Jones (who is heading out of town on business), I am sharing with you the news that the lease agreement between SouthArk and the City of El Dorado for management and occupation of the new conference center was signed about an hour and a half ago (see photo).
This document was agreed to by both parties some weeks before Christmas but needed official state approval. That approval now has been received, allowing the college and city to move forward with signing off on the agreement formally this morning.
Congratulations are in order. And as we all have been able to see as construction progresses across the street from the Whitfield Building, the new center will be a wonderful venue for SouthArk, the city and the area as a whole.
In the attached image are, from left, El Dorado Mayor Mike Dumas, SouthArk attorney Matthew Shepherd and our own Dr. Barbara Jones, in Shepherd’s El Dorado office this morning.