Denise Garner of Fayetteville and Sam Sicard of Fort Smith have been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to the Vision 2025 Legislative Commission on the Future of Higher Education. The other members appointed by Beebe to the commission are:
Dr. Donald Bobbitt, Little Rock.
Chad Brown, North Little Rock.
Nate Looney, Jonesboro.
Sarah Roberson, Little Rock.
George West, North Little Rock.
These are new positions and expire Jan. 1, 2017.
“The Vision 2025 Legislative Commission on the Future of Higher Education shall study, research, and brainstorm ways in which higher education can transform and positively impact the state by 2025 and beyond 2025,” noted the language of the Act creating the commission.
The commission is scheduled to meet quarterly, and the first progress report is expected no later than Nov. 1, 2014.
Beebe also announced on Wednesday (Sept. 18) the following appointments to boards and commissions:
Erna Boone, Cabot, reappointed to the Arkansas Respiratory Care Examining Committee. Appointment expires Aug. 7, 2016.
Matthew Buchman, Paragould, to the State Marketing Board for Recyclables. Appointment expires July 31, 2017. Replaces Les Jackson.
Bobby Burns, Beebe, reappointed to the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. Appointment expires June 1, 2016.
Niki Cung, Fayetteville, reappointed to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council. Appointment expires July 1, 2015.
Tamika Edwards, Little Rock, to the Pulaski Technical College Board of Trustees. Appointment expires July 1, 2020. Replaces William Page.
David Elam, Danville, reappointed to the Arkansas Agricultural Board. Appointment expires Aug. 18, 2017.
Wes Fowler, Huntsville, reappointed to the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. Appointment expires July 1, 2017.
Ronald Harder, Little Rock, to the Interstate Commission on Education Opportunity for Military Children. Appointment expires Aug. 15, 2017. This is a new position.
Kristin Hodge, Little Rock, to the Advisory Council for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children. Appointment expires June 20, 2016. Replaces Marilyn Nabholz.
Beverly Lyn-Cook, Little Rock, to the Arkansas Biosciences Institute Board. Appointment expires Oct. 1, 2017. Replaces Kurt Knickrehm.
Lisa McDermott, Texarkana, to the Arkansas State Board of Acupuncture and Related Techniques. Appointment expires July 31, 2016. Replaces Cynthia Wolfe.
Al Miller, Forrest City, to the East Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014. Replaces John Stipe.
Dr. Michael Pollock, Little Rock, reappointed to the Governor's Trauma Advisory Council. Appointment expires July 1, 2015.
Eddie Schmeckenbecher, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Commission. Appointment expires July 1, 2015.
Annette Watson, Lonoke, reappointed to the Arkansas Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Commission. Appointment expires July 1, 2015.
To the Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice Board:
Kay Forrest, Cherokee Village.
Captain Lloyd Franklin, Sr., Pine Bluff.
Brittany Parnell-Quinn, Mena.
Jerry Walsh, Magnolia.
These reappointments expire Aug. 15, 2016.
To the Electronic Recording Commission:
Andrea Billingsley, Foreman. Reappointment.
Sharon Blout-Baker, Alma. Replaces J.T. Ferstl.
Mayme Brown, Donaldson. Replaces Phyllis Villines.
Alicia Nowotny, Clarksville. Replaces Alma Davis.
Martha Smith, Arkadelphia. Reappointment.
Laurie Westfall, Nashville. Reappointment.
Rhonda Wharton, Conway. Reappointment.
Cheryl Wilson, El Dorado. Reappointment.
These appointments expire Sept. 1, 2015.