University of Arkansas Chancellor executive compensation package

James Finkelstein filed this request with the University of Arkansas of Arkansas.
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From: Pierce Presley

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), Ark. Code Ann. § § 25-19-101 to 25-19-109, I hereby request the following records:

We would like to request any and all documents that constitute the entire employment agreement for Chancellor Daniel Ferritor.
This request includes, but is not limited to, any formal contract, appointment letter, notice of appointment, memorandum of understanding or any other form of mutually agreed to terms and conditions governing the University Chancellor's compensation and terms of employment (i.e. the details of salary, terms of service and "perks").
In addition, we are requesting any and all documents that in any way amend, modify, extend, interpret and/or modify the original agreement.
Finally, we are requesting copies of any resolutions passed by the institution’s governing board that are related to the conditions of employment of the Chancellor.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Pierce Presley
Malvern, Arkansas

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: University of Arkansas

Dear Mr. Presley:
I’m writing with regard to two emailed messages of April 24, 2019, purportedly from you, to request confirmation of your Arkansas citizenship. As you may be unaware, the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act only applies to citizens of the State of Arkansas.

The requirement of citizenship under the Arkansas FOIA and University policy is reasonably determined by a person's domicile, which is distinct from a person's residence. Under Arkansas law, a person's domicile is the "place where a [person] has his true, fixed, and permanent home . . . and to which he has the intention of returning whenever he is absent therefrom." John J. Watkins & Richard J. Peltz, The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (5th ed. 2009). According to the leading scholars on the Arkansas FOIA, any public entity such as the University may request sufficient documentation to establish citizenship. Id. at 88. For example, a driver's license (issued prior to your request), a county tax record (with details and figures redacted) or other official identification showing a person's name and verifiable address are the types of information that may be used to establish citizenship.

Please confirm your domicile and provide information sufficient to establish your address, and we will be happy to release any non-exempt public records within the scope of your request. You can send the documentation to me as an email attachment.

Rebecca Morrison

Rebecca Morrison • Public Information Officer
University Relations • University of Arkansas • Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone 479-575-3016