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March 1, 2022

Hubbell receives honor from Research Center Administrators Society

By the U of A System Division of Agriculture

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NEW ORLEANS — Don Hubbell, of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has been recognized for his service by the Research Center Administrators Society during its meeting Feb. 13-15, 2022.

Hubbell was honored with the Distinguished Service Award, at a Feb. 15 ceremony. The RCAS meeting was held in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agriculture Scientists.

Don Hubbell
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE — Don Hubbell, right, accepts plaque as Distinguished Service Award winner, from Larry Earnest, director of the Rohwer Research Station in Arkansas. (U of A System Division of Agriculture photo by Mary Hightower)

Hubbell has served as Chairman of the Awards Committee for well over 12 years and has been an important member of RCAS since 2005, helping to advance the mission of the RCAS organization. Hubbell is the former resident director of the Livestock and Forestry Research Station in Batesville, Arkansas, part of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.

“I’ve worked with Don on the awards committee for many years, and with Don being the head of the committee it was a real challenge to get him this award without him knowing about it,” said Joe Davlin, president of the RCAS organization. “Don has always contributed to the RCAS organization without expecting anything in return.”

The recipient of this award is selected by nominations from the membership to the Awards Committee. The awards committee always has a tough decision to make as there are always several deserving members nominated for the award. 

“Don Hubbell possesses and has demonstrated those leadership qualities and organizational skills that the Awards Committee is looking for to give this award,” said Joe Davlin, president of RCAS. “We are pleased to add Don’s name to the list of recipients.”

The RCAS meets two times a year. The winter meeting may be held in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists and includes a technical presentation program and tour of the area. The fall meeting is usually hosted by one of the RCAS member groups where we will visit research facilities and agribusiness companies in that region.

About RCAS  

The Research Center Administrators Society is a national non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of agricultural research station managers, directors, university, college and USDA administrators.

To learn more about RCAS, visit

The society mission is to advance the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge concerning the nature, use, improvement, and interrelationships of research center administration scientific research, and new technology.

Media contact: Joe Davlin
RCAS Awards Committee