Experience Arlington announced Monday that it has selected Ronnie Price as its new president and chief executive officer.Price will replace former CEO Jay Burress, who resigned in December after four years of leading the organization, formerly known as the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau. Price, 38, received a three-year contract and will draw an annual salary of $180,000.Price, who most recently worked for the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, will begin in Arlington on April 22.“I look forward to working with Experience Arlington’s wonderful staff, city leaders, and industry stakeholders to develop a strategic plan that builds upon the success Arlington has already experienced,” he said in a statement.Price has more than 16 years’ experience in hospitality leadership, sales and marketing, including five years as sales and marketing assistant executive director at the San Antonio CVB, according to Experience Arlington.“Ronnie’s diversified sales and marketing background and his CVB experience with another top Texas destination made him a great choice,” board Chairman Jim Brothers said in a statement.Educational excellenceTwo educators at the University of Texas at Arlington were recently named American Council on Education fellows for the 2013-14 academic year.Pamela Jansma, dean of UT Arlington’s College of Science, and Victoria Farrar-Myers, a professor of political science, were among 50 college and university senior faculty members and administrators chosen.“Dean Jansma and Dr. Farrar-Myers are distinguished by their commitment to teaching and research excellence, and they each have had a significant impact on the colleges they represent,” Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, UTA provost and vice president for academic affairs, said in a statement. Jansma joined the faculty in 2009, is a professor of earth and environmental sciences and is an expert in microplate tectonics, earthquakes and faults.Farrar-Myers joined UT Arlington in 1998. She is considered an expert in the American presidency and is a 2012 recipient of the UT System regents’ outstanding teaching award.subheadThanks to the work of the Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club, the city’s Water Utilities Department has a better place to offer rainwater harvesting classes this spring.Rotary members recently funded and installed a “Rainwater Harvesting and Raised Beds Educational Exhibit” on the west side of the South Service Center, 1001 SE Green Oaks Blvd.“They installed seven 50-gallon rain barrels, two raised garden beds planted with herbs and vegetables, and built and installed two recycled plastic benches as part of their community project,” said Dustan Compton, the department’s conservation program coordinator. “Arlington Water Utilities hopes to use this area for demonstration and promotion of water conservation. We will also begin to present topics such as landscape design, plant selection, vegetable gardening, and drip irrigation at this outdoor learning area.”Free classes on how to make a rain barrel are set for 9-10 a.m. April 13 at the South Service Center and 9-10 a.m. May 4 at the Downtown Arlington Farmers Market, 215 E. Front St.The program will discuss the basics of rainwater harvesting and the benefits it can provide to a residential property. A demonstration on building a 50-gallon rain barrel and material parts list to build your own barrel will be provided.