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Board of Trustees


Dan Pierce
Dan Pierce, Chair (Jonesboro, Arkansas)

Mr. Pierce is a retired businessman with over 40 years of experience in real estate, banking, property management, and outdoor advertising.

He is past president of the ASU Alumni Association and served on the State Board of Higher Education for 11 years. An active member of the community, he is currently the chair of East Arkansas Good Roads and serves on the board for Doctors Health Group, Regional Health Care Holdings, and St. Bernards Medical Center Finance Committee.

Mr. Pierce is a native of Hornersville, Missouri, and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Arkansas State University in 1972. His term expires in January 2015.

Charles Luter

Charles Luter, Vice Chair (Paragould, Arkansas)

Mr. Luter of Paragould, Arkansas is retired.  Currently, he serves as chairman of the board of First Delta Bank of Marked Tree and is a member of the board of directors of Liberty Bank of Arkansas.

Mr. Luter has been actively involved in numerous professional and civic organizations.  He has served as president of the Paragould and Tyronza Rotary clubs, the Paragould Chamber of Commerce, Community Bankers of Arkansas, and as the Arkansas delegate to the Board of the Independent Bankers Association of America.  He serves on the community board of the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Luter has been designated as a Distinguished Alumnus of Arkansas State University and is a lifetime member of the ASU Alumni Association.  He also has served as president of the ASU Foundation and the ASU Red Wolf Club and is a member of the ASU-Jonesboro Chancellor’s Cabinet.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Arkansas State University-Jonesboro and is a native of Biggers, Arkansas.  His term expires January 2016.

Howard Slinkard Howard L. Slinkard, Secretary (Rogers, Arkansas)
Mr. Slinkard is a senior member in the Slinkard Law Firm in Rogers, Arkansas, and has engaged in the private practice of law since his graduation from the University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1972.

He formerly served two six-year terms as a member of the Board of Trustees of Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Arkansas, chairing the board for two years. He has been active in many civic and professional organizations, having served as president of several, including the Rogers Lions Club, Benton County Bar Association, Northwest Arkansas Indian Club and a board member and pro bono legal counsel for numerous charitable organizations in Northwest Arkansas. He also is an avid hunter and fisherman.

Mr. Slinkard is a native of Trumann, Arkansas, where he was a 1965 graduate of Trumann High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Arkansas State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. His term expires January 2017.

Ron Rhodes Ron Rhodes, Member (Cherokee Village, Arkansas)

Ron Rhodes of Cherokee Village was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe on January 16, 2008, to succeed Colonel Dallas Wood. Mr. Rhodes has been in the real estate business in the Cherokee Village, Arkansas, area for the past 38 years. Currently, he is a REALTOR® and broker/owner of King Rhodes & Associates, Inc.

Mr. Rhodes has been an active part of the Cherokee Village community by serving as a past Commissioner of the Cherokee Village Suburban Improvement District (SID). He also served as President of the Sharp County Board of REALTORS® and the Cherokee Village Lions Club. He is a Melvin Jones Fellow as well as a member of Quad Cities Rotary, the local Board of Visitors of the Arkansas Sheriff’s Ranch, and the Board of the Sharp County Community Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the ASU Letterman’s Club and a life member of the ASU Alumni Association.

Mr. Rhodes is a native of Corning, Arkansas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Arkansas State University. His term expires January 2018.


Tim Langford

Tim Langford, Member (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Dr. Langford is a Little Rock urologist and serves as president of the board of Arkansas Urology. In addition, he is the chief of staff at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

He is a 1924 Sustaining Life Member of the Arkansas State University Alumni Association. From 1980-83, he was an All-Southland Conference quarterback for A-State and was a three-time Academic All-Southland Conference selection. In 2008, he was inducted into the A-State Football Ring of Honor.

Dr. Langford serves a board member at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock and Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company of Little Rock, and previously served on the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. His memberships include the American Medical Society, the American Urological Association, the American Board of Urology, the Arkansas Medical Society and the Pulaski County Medical Society.

Dr. Langford received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Arkansas State University in 1984. He received his medical degree and performed his residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His term expires in January 2019.



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