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Board Members

Dr. Jim Carr, Chair

Committee(s): Academic Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee
Term Expires: 2021
Email: Jim.Carr@adhe.edu
Address: 423 Main Street | Little Rock, AR 72201
Biography: Dr. Jim Carr was appointed to the Coordinating Board in 2015 and is serving a term that will expire in 2021. Dr. Carr previously served as Senior Vice President and Professor of Business at Harding University. Prior to joining the Harding staff he served in administrative positions at Florida State University and the American College Testing Program. In 2006, he was nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a position on The National Security Education Board. Dr. Carr is currently on the State Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Board of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Arkansas Forestry Commission from 2003 to 2015. He consults regularly with colleges and universities around the country in the area of strategic planning, student retention, enrollment development and fundraising. Dr. Carr received his PhD from Florida State.


Mr. Al Brodell, Vice Chair

Committee(s): Finance Committee
Term Expires: 2023
Email: Al.Brodell@adhe.edu
Address: 423 Main Street, Suite 400 | Little Rock, AR 72201
Biography: Mr. Hugh Allan “Al” Brodell of Jonesboro was appointed to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2017 and is serving a term that will expire May 1, 2023.


Mr. Chris Gilliam, Secretary

Committee(s): Finance Committee
Term Expires: 2020
Email: Chris.Gilliam@adhe.edu
Address: 423 Main Street, Suite 400 | Little Rock, AR 72201
Biography: Christopher R. (Chris) Gilliam of Magnolia was appointed to the Coordinating Board in 2014 and is serving a term that will expire in 2020. A graduate of Southern Arkansas University (SAU), Chris is a former member of the SAU Board of Trustees and SAU Alumni Association Board. Chris is a member of the Magnolia Rotary Club and currently serves on the Rural Development Authority, Columbia County Wage/Literacy Council and South Arkansas Youth Services Mentoring Program. Chris has been employed at the Magnolia Banner-News for the past 31 years and currently serves as Sports Editor.


Mr. Keven Anderson

Committee(s): Finance Committee
Term Expires: 2023
Email: Keven.Anderson@adhe.edu
Address: 423 Main Street, Suite 400 | Little Rock, AR 72201
Biography: Mr. Keven Anderson of Rogers was appointed to the Coordinating Board in 2017 and is serving a term that will expire in 2023. He is the President and CEO of Anderson Electric and Plumbing Supply Company. Mr. Anderson is a former member of the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees and a current member of the Arvest Bank Board. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Drury University. He is also a former state Representative where he served from 2002-2008 and was Chair of the Revenue and Tax Committee in 2007.


Mr. Bill Clary

Committee(s): Finance Committee
Term Expires: 2025
Email: Bill.Clary@adhe.edu
Address: 423 Main Street, Suite 400 | Little Rock, AR 72201
Biography: Bill Clary of Conway was appointed to the Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2019 and is serving a term that will expire in 2025. Mr. Clary is the CEO of Arkansas State Employees Benefit Advisors. He has Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Economics/Finance from Arkansas Tech University and a Master of Business and Administration degree from the University of Central Arkansas. He previously served on the Young Alumni Board as well as the Foundation Board for Arkansas Tech University.


Dr. Olin Cook

Committee(s): Academic Committee
Term Expires: 2020
Email: Olin.Cook@adhe.edu
Address: 423 Main Street, Suite 400 | Little Rock, AR 72201
Biography: Dr. Olin Cook of Russellville was appointed to the Coordinating Board in May 2008 and is currently serving his second term which will expire in 2020. A retired educator, Dr. Cook has served as the Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Arkansas Tech University and for 10 years as the Director for the Department of Higher Education. He has served on several boards, including the River Valley Shelter for Battered Women and Children. Dr. Cook has also served as the Chair of the House Education Committee and is a former State Representative.


Mrs. Lori Griffin

Committee(s): Academic Committee
Term Expires: 2022
Email: Lori.Griffin@adhe.edu
Address: 423 Main Street, Suite 400 | Little Rock, AR 72201
Biography: Mrs. Lori Griffin of Van Buren was appointed to the board in 2017 and is serving a term that will expire in 2022. Mrs. Griffin is the Principal of Ballman Elementary School in Fort Smith and is currently serving in her 25th year of education. She graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville with a Master's degree in Educational Leadership. She was designated by the Arkansas Department of Education as an Arkansas Master Principal in 2012 and is currently serving as Vice President of the Arkansas Elementary Association of Elementary School Principals.


Mr. Chad Hooten

Committee(s): Finance Committee
Term Expires: 2025
Email: Chad.Hooten@adhe.edu
Address: 423 Main Street, Suite 400 | Little Rock, AR 72201
Biography: Mr. Chad Hooten of Benton was appointed to the Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2019 and is serving a term that will expire in 2025.


Mr. Andy McNeill

Committee(s): Academic Committee
Term Expires: 2022
Email: Andy.McNeill@adhe.edu
Address: 423 Main Street, Suite 400 | Little Rock, AR 72201
Biography: Mr. Andy McNeill of Russellville was appointed to the Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2019 and is serving a term that will expire in 2022. Mr. McNeill earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University and his Master of Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame. He currently serves as a Board Member for Friendship Community Care and Russellville Regional Economic Development Alliance. Mr. McNeill is President and CEO of Danali Water Solutions, a national specialty waste and environmental services company.


Mr. Greg Revels

Committee(s): Finance Committee
Term Expires: 2024
Email: Greg.Revels@adhe.edu
Address: 423 Main Street, Suite 400 | Little Rock, AR 72201
Biography: Greg Revels of DeQueen was appointed to the Coordinating Board in 2013 and is currently serving his second term, which will expire in 2024. Mr. Revels previously served on the Cossatot Community College of the U of A Foundation Board and graduated from Ouachita Baptist University. Mr. Revels is a Certified Public Accountant and the owner of Revels and Company CPA in DeQueen.


Dr. Michael Stanton

Committee(s): Academic Committee
Term Expires: 2021
Email: Michael.Stanton@adhe.edu
Address: 423 Main Street, Suite 400 | Little Rock, AR 72201
Biography: Dr. Michael Stanton of Greenbrier was appointed to the Coordinating Board in 2015 and is serving a term that will expire in 2021. Dr. Stanton earned his M.D. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock. He previously served on the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Board of Trustees. He is involved in alumni affairs and regularly attends sporting events at UCA. Dr. Stanton is currently a practicing General Surgeon at the Conway Regional Medical Center.


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