“My wife Susan and I were saddened to learn about the passing of the late Charles E. Scharlau. He and his late wife, Clydene, were generous benefactors and dedicated countless hours of volunteer service to many causes at institutions and organizations across the UA System. Charles was an outstanding and thoughtful chair and member of the Board of Trustees, and the UA System will continue to benefit from his legacy of service. We will truly miss his presence in our lives and the genuine kindness that he always displayed.
“Charles was known for many things – his business acumen, philanthropy and service to Arkansas. But his most important attribute to those close to him was his devotion to his family and many friends. I learned countless lessons from Charles over the years, the most important of which had nothing to do with my position as president. He was an individual I continue to try to emulate, though I frequently fall short.”
Donald R. Bobbitt, Ph.D.
President, UA System
Charles E. Scharlau Presidential Leadership Chair
After being appointed by then-Governor Mike Huckabee, Scharlau served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas from 1997 to 2007, including as chairman from 2005 to 2006.
More UA System News on Scharlau’s Legacy:
First UA System President’s Medal Awarded to Former Board Chair Scharlau
Former Board Chair Funds UA System Chair in Presidential Leadership