Help for Arkansas Baptist College could be on the way

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Department of Higher of Education said it will meet on Thursday with Arkansas Baptist College President Fitz Hill.

    "Really the goal is to see and get some kind of sense of what they're going through right now," said Shane Broadway with the Department of Higher Education.

    STORY: Some Arkansas Baptist College students outraged over their school (http://on.kthv.com/GMaiih)

    Students remain outraged after college officials said a hacker crashed their computer system. The crash caused instructors to go without pay for a period. Students have yet to receive student loan refund checks and many are without books.

    "Well as far as authority the state of Arkansas does not have authority over the institution," said Broadway. He said Arkansas Baptist College is a private institution, but said many of its students receive state-funded scholarships.

    "I've known Doctor Hill for a long time, and he, I think, is incredibly overwhelmed," said Broadway.

    Broadway said Doctor Hill and Arkansas Baptist College serve a growing need in Arkansas.

    "When [Dr. Hill] got here, it pretty much was none existent to a degree, so what they have really tried to focus on are those students who no one ever talked to them about college," said Broadway.

    Little Rock Police Department said it is investigating the hacking and said they are waiting for information from the college before proceeding.

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