Led by Dr. Stephanie Gardner, the Institute’s board of directors is appointed by Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, president of the University of Arkansas System.
Dr. Stephanie GardnerChair
Provost, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Strategy Officer at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Dr. Deborah BaldwinVice-Chair
Associate Provost at UA Little Rock, and Director of the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture.
President of The Winrock Group, Inc.
Freddie BlackBoard Member
Chief Community Banking Officer at Simmons Bank
Dr. Deacue FieldsBoard Member
Vice President of Agriculture for the University of Arkansas System
Dr. Carla MartinBoard Member
Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Bob McKuinBoard Member
Retired, telecommunications and technology industries, including AT&T and Alltel
Dr. Matt WallerBoard Member
Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas