Gov. Hutchinson appoints members to new Career Education and Workforce Development Board

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday (July 6) announced the members of the Career Education and Workforce Development Board, which replaced the State Board of Career Education at the Department of Career Education.

This board is composed of 13 representatives from industry sectors and nonvoting members from several state agencies. As part of the Governor’s workforce development and training package, this board is responsible for creating a comprehensive statewide program for career education and workforce development while supervising all vocational, technical and occupational education programs, including the newly created Office of Skills Development.

Members of this board will work with the recently created Arkansas Workforce Development Board at the Department of Workforce Services.

Career Education and Workforce Development Board:
Dan Serrano, Lowell, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2016.

Jeff Standridge, Conway, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2017.

Dr. Keith Vire, Fayetteville, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2016.

Burton Weis, Fort Smith, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2017.

Gina Radke, Sherwood, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2018.

Dr. Adam Arroyos, Fayetteville, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2017.

Dr. Steven Collier, Augusta, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2017.

Michael Garner, Hensley, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2018.

Stacy Gunderman, Batesville, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2018.

Troy Keeping, Marion, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2018.

Jenifer Price, Springdale, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2016.

Hugh McDonald, Little Rock, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2016.

Scott Copas, Little Rock, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2017.

Ex Officio Members:
Johnny Key, Commissioner, Arkansas Department of Education
Dr. Brett Powell, Director, Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Bill Stovall, Executive Director, Arkansas Community Colleges
Mike Preston, Director, Arkansas Economic Development Commission
Daryl Bassett, Director, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services
Dr. Paul Beran, Arkansas Association of Public Universities
Dr. Richard Abernathy, Executive Director, Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators