Led by Dr. Deborah Baldwin, the Institute’s board of directors is appointed by Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, president of the University of Arkansas System.
Dr. Deborah BaldwinChair
Associate Provost at UA Little Rock, and Director of the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture.
Chief Community Banking Officer at Simmons Bank
President of The Winrock Group, Inc.
Dr. Stephanie GardnerBoard Member
Provost, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Strategy Officer at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
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
Gus VratsinasBoard Member
Chairman of Bailey Construction and Consulting, LLC in Little Rock
Lisa WillenbergBoard Member
Chancellor of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton