Our network

Ex-Sen. Gilbert Baker returns to UCA teaching job | News

Title (Max 100 Characters)

Ex-Sen. Gilbert Baker returns to UCA teaching job

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Former state Sen. Gilbert Baker has returned to the University of Central Arkansas campus as a faculty member in the Department of Music.

The move comes less than a week after Baker resigned his position as executive assistant to UCA President Tom Courtway. Baker tells the Log Cabin Democrat that he resigned because he did not want to be "a distraction" to the university.

UCA says Baker is a nine-month faculty member at the rank of assistant professor. Courtway says Baker still has tenure at the university.

Baker resigned his administrative position after an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article detailed his connections to officers of political action committees tied to Circuit Judge Mike Maggio, who is currently under investigation by the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)