Biology professor appointed to ASC Board of Trustees

Sederick Rice


September 9, 2013

For Immediate Release


PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Dr. Sederick C. Rice, Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has been appointed through a resolution of the Pine Bluff City Council to the Board of Trustees of the Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas (ASC).

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, founded in 1968 and commissioned by the City of Pine Bluff in 1971, is operated for the benefit of all citizens of Southeast Arkansas. The mission of ASC is to enhance the quality of life for all people through education, imagination, curiosity, wonder and the enjoyment of the arts and sciences.

To that end, the center operates a 22,000 square-foot facility built to AAM accreditation standards that includes four galleries, a 232-seat theatre, classroom space, administrative offices, vault and adequate preparatory and conservation space for the Center’s current programming efforts.

“I am focused and excited about the opportunity to serve in this capacity,” said Dr. Rice. “As a faculty member of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, I will work diligently as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas to support a diverse array of programs in the Arts and Sciences that will impact citizens in the City of Pine Bluff and other major stakeholders throughout the Southeast Arkansas Region.”

A 1994 graduate of UAPB, Dr. Rice has worked extensively with the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and the Biomedical Sciences Careers Programs (BSCP), associated with the Harvard University Medical School, to promote opportunities for students interested in biomedical science fields and careers. Dr. Rice’s keys to success are a strong relationship with God, good mentor-relationships, and family support.