Coca-Cola contract to land U of Central Arkansas $2.2 million
- The University of Central Arkansas is expected to make $2.2 million from its new beverage services contract with Coca-Cola Refreshment Company, but some faculty want that money spent on academics, not athletics.
- The $2 million from the school's previous contract with Pepsi went to athletics, and some faculty, like Professor Don Bradley III, would like to see some of the money from the Coca-Cola deal pledged toward academic needs, like scholarships.
- The UCA Foundation, Inc., a private corporation nonprofit that benefits UCA, currently owes $1.5 million on the school's strength and conditioning facility, but the university hasn't decided whether it will help pay the foundation's loan.
From the article:
A contract for beverage services at the University of Central Arkansas will bring in about $2.2 million, but some academic faculty want the money to fund academic needs — not athletics. “Everybody should have a chance for a piece of the pie,” professor Don Bradley III said at the Faculty Senate meeting Thursday. “In my opinion, in the past, we haven’t gotten things because we haven’t asked for them.” ...
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