Board Approves Parole For Former UCA Administrator

May 4, 2016

Jack Gillean
Credit Faulkner Co. Sheriff's Office

The Arkansas Parole Board has approved parole for a former University of Central Arkansas administrator who was convicted on burglary charges for helping a student steal tests.

Officials say Jack Gillean will be eligible for release from prison in June.

Gillean, who worked as UCA's chief of staff, was convicted in March 2014 of six counts of commercial burglary and sentenced to three years in prison. Prosecutors say Gillean gave master keys to a student who then stole tests from professors' offices.

He's now serving his sentence at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit in Malvern.

The parole board said Gillean must complete an employment plan, abstain from drug and alcohol use, perform community service and have no contact with the student involved in the burglary.