Little Rock Soiree

Women to Watch 2014

Roberta Clark

Instructor and Adjunct Instructor, Arkansas Baptist College and John Brown University; President, Youth Home, Inc. Board of Directors

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After working at UAMS for 27 years and being able to retire, I joined the faculty of Arkansas Baptist College (ABC). I had been an adjunct instructor for several years at ABC and John Brown University (JBU). The opportunity presented itself; I stepped out on faith and have enjoyed it tremendously. ABC is a private religious institution that serves underserved students. JBU is a private Christian university dedicated to one thing, educating the whole person – “head, heart and hand.”


Why do you love your career?
I am an avid learner, and teaching gives me the opportunity to learn and grow. I also enjoy seeing students develop into compassionate learners. Every day is an opportunity to learn something new. That’s what teaching does for me.

What are your goals for the future?
To pursue a Ph.D. business administration, to write a book, eventually get married, and continue to volunteer at Youth Home, Inc. and CAHRA.

If you weren’t doing this job, what would you be doing?  
I would love to own a magazine specifically about African Americans and their lifestyles.

What’s a fun fact about you that would surprise people?
I love volleyball and basketball and I played both in high school. I absolutely love watching NFL football.

What has been the greatest moment in your career?
Attaining my Executive MBA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. It was the hardest 18 months of my life, but I made it only because of family and classmates (EMBA8). It was worth the stress and the many, many challenges.


Restaurant: Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse
Song: Any song by Luther Vandross, Al Green or Donnie McClurkin
Book: The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley, and Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Gadget: I love my Samsung Galaxy Note II
Vacation Destination: I love New Orleans