Volunteer Leadership

The SAU Foundation is directed by a Board of Governors who serve a term of three years. New governors are elected annually by the board from nominees suggested by the board, the alumni association, the SAU faculty, and friends of the Foundation. Governors receive no compensation for their services.

2020-2021 Officers

  • Chair Mike Dumas
  • Vice Chair Jennifer Pierce
  • Secretary Debbie Arnold
  • Treasurer Dr. David Rankin

Board of Governors 2020-2021

Governing Members

Arnold, Debbie 2Debbie Arnold (2022)
Magnolia, Arkansas
Senior VP of Marketing People’s Bank

Baine, CharlotteCharlotte Baine  (2021)
El Dorado, Arkansas
Retired Middle School Counselor

Bell, RogerRoger Bell (2021)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Financial Advisor

Travis Buchanan  (2022)
Norman, Oklahoma
Operations Manager

Steve Card
Magnolia, Arkansas
Regulatory Advisor, Albemarle Corp.

Tim Daniels (2023)
Camden, Arkansas
Retired Professor

Dumas, John 2John Dumas  (2022)
El Dorado, Arkansas
Retired Insurance VP, Murphy Oil

Dumas, MikeMike Dumas  (2021)
Houston, Texas
Chief Financial Officer, Intermarine USA

Amy Ford
Little Rock, Arkansas
Assistant Attorney General, Retired

Jo Beth Glass  (2021)
Prescott, Arkansas
Owner and Insurance Agent/Glass Insurance Agency, LLC

Monty Harrington
Magnolia, Arkansas
Magnolia Market President, Farmers Bank & Trust

Larry Henderson  (2021)
Texarkana, TX
CPA/Wilf & Henderson, P.C.

Iverson Jackson (2023)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Retired Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army Reserve

Machen, Julia 2Julia Laney Machen  (2022)
Magnolia, Arkansas
Retired Non-profit Director

Jerry Mayfield
Houston, Texas
Universal Pegasus International CEO, Retired

Joe Pieratt (2023)
Magnolia, Arkansas
Chief Operations Officer, Farmers Bank & Trust

Jennifer Pierce  (2021)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Attorney, Mitchell Williams Law Firm

Rankin, DavidDavid Rankin, Ph. D. (2021)
Magnolia, Arkansas
Retired Southern Arkansas University President

Ray, Bo 2Terry “Bo” Ray (2021)
Magnolia, Arkansas
Education Consultant, ERJ Associates

Allison Schultz
Magnolia, Arkansas
COO and President, Southern Aluminium Mfg. Inc.

Stringfellow, BettyBetty Stringfellow (2021)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Retired Insurance VP

Patsy Taylor (2022)
Glenn Heights, TX
Business Owner

Orlando Todd (2023)
Prosper, TX
Retired Entergy Services, Inc. Director

Stephen Weaver
Prosper, Texas
Business Owner of a Fitness Facility, Luxury Vacation Home Rentals, and a Sanitation Service

Ex-Officio Members

Berry, TreyDr. Trey Berry
Magnolia, Arkansas
President, Southern Arkansas University

Giles, RogerRoger Giles
Magnolia, Arkansas
Vice President for Administration, SAU

Kee, JoshJosh Kee
Magnolia, Arkansas
Vice President for Advancement, SAU

Reed, ShawanaShawana Reed
Magnolia, Arkansas
Vice President for Finance, SAU

Amy Freedman, Alumni Board President
Texarkana, TX
Attorney, Law Offices of Amy Freedman

Mission Statement

The mission of Southern Arkansas University Foundation is to assist and coordinate in raising and managing funds and resources on behalf of Southern Arkansas University to be used exclusively in furthering the literary, scientific, and educational purposes of the university.

Contact Us

100 E. University MSC 9174
Magnolia, AR 71753-2181
Overstreet 306
Office (870) 235-4078
Fax (870) 235-5356