Former University of Arkansas Employees To Testify About Deficit

Dec 19, 2013

Two fired University of Arkansas employees will have their chance to testify about a multimillion deficit in the school's advancement division.

State legislators say Brad Choate and Joy Sharp will have the opportunity to testify Jan. 7 before the Arkansas Joint Performance Review Committee.

The pair was expected to testify last week before the Joint Auditing Committee, but lawmakers voted to accept a report on the audit without hearing testimony.

Rep. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, and Sen. Jane English, R-North Little Rock, told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that Choate and Sharp have already accepted the invitation to speak at the Jan. 7 meeting.

Prosecutors in northwest Arkansas issued a report last week that said no criminal wrongdoing occurred in connection with the division's $4.2 million deficit.