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CBC Announces Several New Hires

February 17, 2022

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Central Baptist College is pleased to announce the addition of three new employees: Elizabeth Riley, Dr. Mary Catherine Harvison, and Dr. Deandriea Bass-Carrigan.

Elizabeth Riley is joining the Admissions office as a Personal Admissions Counselor. She previously served as a student faculty secretary at CBC. Riley will graduate in May with her Bachelor of Science in Communications from Central Baptist College.

As a Personal Admissions Counselor, Riley’s main duties will be recruiting students and working with them through the Admissions process. Riley is a member of Faith Bible Fellowship in Sherwood.

Dr. Mary Catherine Harvison has joined the Admissions office and will be serving as the Director of Admissions. Dr. Harvison has earned her Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies from Louisiana State University Shreveport. She earned her Master of Science in College Student Personnel Services and Bachelor of Science in Radio/TV from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Harvison formerly served as the Director of Admissions and academic instructor at LSU Shreveport, Campus Experience Coordinator at ASU Jonesboro, and the Regional Director of Enrollment Services at Lyon College.

As Director of Admissions, Dr. Harvison will oversee the Admissions Team and development of the PACE Preferred Business Partnerships. Dr. Harvison, who is Conway native and Conway Christian School alumna, recently relocated back to Central Arkansas.

Dr. Deandriea Bass-Carrigan has joined CBC as the Behavioral Science Department Chair and professor. Bass-Carrigan received a Bachelor of Science in Health Education from the University of Central Arkansas, a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a Ph.D. in Human Services with a specialization in Counseling Studies from Capella University.

Bass-Carrigan has served as the Deputy Chief of Field Services and a Rehab Area Manager for Arkansas Rehabilitation Services. She is the owner/therapist for Driven by Concepts Therapy, LLC and has served as an adjunct instructor at CBC and SNHU. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She is a member of Second Baptist Church of Little Rock. She and husband, Jarvis, have two children, Bryson and Emma.

Central Baptist College is committed to transforming lives through education that integrates Christian faith and academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment, and is a four-year, private, liberal arts college owned and operated by the Baptist Missionary Association of Arkansas. CBC offers approximately 40 baccalaureate degree programs, 16 athletic teams that compete in the AMC conference of the NAIA, and 6 fine arts performance groups. For more information about CBC visit

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