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Bill Hardgrave

Former Walton College Achiever Adding to Life's Work at Auburn

When Bill Hardgrave was featured in the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class in 2003, he didn’t have definite plans for the future.  Hardgrave was a University of Arkansas professor and executive director of the Information Technology Research Center in the Sam M. Walton College of Business. He was content in that position and 100-percent invested in what he was doing. “Not in my wildest dreams did I imagine that a few years later I would get a call asking if I wanted to be dean of a top-30 business school,” Hardgrave said. “That didn’t enter my mind.” But one thing led to the next and, in 2010 — after 17 years at the UA, where he earned the endowed Edwin and Karlee Bradberry Chair in Information Systems — Hardgrave... [ MORE ]

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