Board of Directors

Jerry Adams Jerry Adams
President & CEO
Arkansas Research Alliance
Conway, Arkansas
    René Bryce-Laporte
Phillip N. Baldwin
(Vice Chair)
President
Citizens Bank
Batesville, Arkansas
Freddie Black
Freddie Black
Chairman/CEO
Simmon's First Bank
Lake Village, Arkansas
     William Bynum René Bryce-Laporte
Principal
Bryce-Laporte Information & Consulting
Wasington, D.C.
Helen Dorado Alessi
New York, New York
    Diana Gonzales Worthen Diana Gonzales
Worthen, Ph.D.
Director
Project Realizing and Increasing Student Excellence (RISE)
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Andre Guerro André Guerrero, Ed.D.
Director of Programs
for Language Minority Students

Arkansas Department of
Education
Little Rock, Arkansas
    Pledger Monk Susan Harriman
Director of Policy
Arkansas Department of Education
Little Rock, Arkansas
Pledger Monk Pledger E. Monk, III,
CPA, CFA, CFP®, CIMA

Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
Little Rock, Arkansas
    S. Yvette Murphy-Erby S. Yvette Murphy-Erby,
MSW, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean
University of Arkansas
Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Toyce Newton Toyce Newton
(Chair)

President and CEO
Phoenix Youth & Family
Services, Inc.
Crossett, Arkansas
    David Rainey David Rainey, Ed.D.
Dumas, Arkansas
Lisenne Rockefeller Lisenne Rockefeller
President and Chair
Winrock Group, Inc. and Winrock Farms, Inc.
Little Rock, Arkansas
    Vicki Saviers
Former Executive Director
Public Education Foundation of Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas
Calvin White, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director of African and African American Studies
University of Arkansas
Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Fayetteville, Arkansas