The nonprofit Razorback Foundation Inc., the private fundraising arm of the University of Arkansas athletics department, announced Tuesday (Jan. 15) its 2019 board of directors.
Executive Director Scott Varady announced Lisa Walker of Little Rock and Mindy West of El Dorado have been elected to the 12-member board. They’ll replace outgoing members Charles Balentine and Dr. Jim Counce.
Board members are elected to six-year terms.
“Year-after-year we are fortunate to have 12 outstanding business, community and philanthropic leaders from across the great state of Arkansas who invest their time to help advance our mission of raising private gift support to assist Razorback Athletics and to make a positive impact on the lives of more than 465 Razorback student-athletes,” Varady said in a statement.
The board provides oversight and support to advance the mission of the Razorback Foundation, and board members serve as ambassadors in their respective communities to educate non-Foundation members about the investment and impact the Foundation has.
“It’s a privilege to work with dedicated members of the board of directors, and we welcome Lisa Walker and Mindy West,” said Rick Massey, chairman and president of the Razorback Foundation board of directors. “We’d like to thank two incredible lifelong Razorbacks, Charles Balentine and Dr. James Counce, for completing their dedicated and loyal service on the board, and we look forward to their continued support of the Foundation’s endeavors in the future.”
The 2019 Razorback Foundation board of directors are:
- Richard D. Chapman ’76, Bentonville
- Ed Drilling ’78, Little Rock
- Richard (Rick) N. Massey ’84, Little Rock
- Kenneth Mourton ’72, ’75, Fayetteville
- Charles Redfield, ’89, Bentonville
- John R. Rutledge, Jr., ’01, Little Rock
- Angela McBride Ryan, ’86, Fayetteville
- Kevin Scanlon, ’79, Little Rock
- Todd Simmons, Siloam Springs
- Lisa Walker, Little Rock
- Mindy West, ’92, El Dorado
- Jim Williams, Jr. ’66, Dallas