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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Governor announces appointments to university boards

Posted By on Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 7:58 AM

Governor Hutchinson yesterday announced new appointments to the Board of Trustees at five universities across the state. From the governor's press release:

Christy Clark, Little Rock, to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas State University. Appointment expires January 14, 2023. Replaces Ron Rhodes.

Christy Clark graduated from Arkansas State University in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. She has been with Clark Contractors, LLC, since 2009. Clark resides in Little Rock with her husband, William.

Stephanie Duffield, Russellville, to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Tech University. Appointment expires January 14, 2023. Replaces Leigh Whiteside.

Stephanie Duffield graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in international studies. Duffield serves as Special Projects Coordinator for Blackstone Construction, LLC. She lives in Russellville with her husband, Luke.

James Barnes, Little Rock, to the Board of Trustees of Henderson State University. Appointment expires January 14, 2025. Replaces Mike Myers.

James Barnes graduated from Henderson State University in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in business management. Barnes is the CEO of BBA Solutions, which he founded in 1996; BBA Solutions is one of the largest textbook companies in the United States. Barnes resides in Little Rock.

Monty Harrington, Magnolia, to the Board of Trustees of Southern Arkansas University. Appointment expires January 14, 2023. Replaces W. Steve Keith.

Monty Harrington graduated from Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Harrington has been with Farmers Bank and Trust since 2000 and currently serves as Magnolia Market President. He resides in Magnolia with his wife, Janet.

Kay Hinkle, Mountain View, to the Board of Trustees of the University of Central Arkansas. Appointment expires January 14, 2025. Reappointment.

Kay Hinkle graduated from State College of Arkansas, now the University of Central Arkansas, in 1970 with a bachelor's degree in business. She has served on the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees since 2004. Hinkle resides in Mountain Home with her husband, James.

Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement:

“It is a pleasure to appoint this slate of trustees to serve on the boards of our universities. I am confident that the background and experience of each will serve them well on their respective board and lead to even better days in Arkansas’s higher education.”


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