Harding University appoints new Assistant Dean of Students

Ranan Hester, a former resident of Camden, has joined the Harding University Office of Student Life as Assistant Dean of Students.

Hester is a 1986 graduate of Harding and holds a Master of Education from Southwest Baptist University in Missouri. She has previously taught in public schools for 19 years, first in Camden and most recently in Dexter, Mo.

She will be formally welcomed to campus for the 2012-13 academic year at the University’s annual faculty and staff dinner on Aug. 16. Classes begin Aug. 20.

With an enrollment of more than 7,100 students, Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information visit www.harding.edu.