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.

2021-2022 Officers

  • Chair Jennifer Pierce
  • Vice Chair Steve Card
  • Secretary Debbie Arnold
  • Treasurer Dr. David Rankin

Board of Governors 2021-2022

Governing Members

Arnold, Debbie 2

 

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

 

 

Travis Buchanan  (2022)
Norman, Oklahoma
Operations Manager

 

Steve Card (2023)
Magnolia, Arkansas
Regulatory Advisor, Albemarle Corp.

Cory Childs (2024)
Dallas, Texas
Attorney at Santander Consumer

Mason Cozart (2024)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Director of Investments at GenWealth

 

Tim Daniels (2023)
Camden, Arkansas
Retired Professor

 

John Dews (2024)
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Retired Bank President

Dumas, John 2

 

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

 

 

Monty Harrington (Board of Trustee Chair)
Magnolia, Arkansas
Magnolia Market President, Farmers Bank & Trust

 

 

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

 

 

Machen, Julia 2

 

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

 

 

 

Jerry Mayfield (2023)
Houston, Texas
Universal Pegasus International CEO, Retired

 

Evan McCrary (2024)
El Dorado, Arkansas
Budget, Forecast, & Reporting Analyst

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

Rankin, David

 

David Rankin, Ph. D. (Emeritus)
Magnolia, Arkansas
Retired Southern Arkansas University President

 

 

Allison Schultz (2023)
Magnolia, Arkansas
COO and President, Southern Aluminium Mfg. Inc.

 

Edelma Simes (2024)
West Helena, Arkansas
Retired Dean at Phillips Community College

Stringfellow, Betty

 

Betty Stringfellow (Emeritus)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Retired Insurance VP

 

 

Jason Sullivan (2024)
Mena, Arkansas
VP of Lending at Union Bank of Mena

 

Patsy Taylor (2022)
Glenn Heights, TX
Business Owner

 

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

 

Stephen Weaver (2023)
Prosper, Texas
Business Owner of a Fitness Facility, Luxury Vacation Home Rentals, and a Sanitation Service

 

Ex-Officio Members

Berry, Trey

 

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

 

Giles, Roger

 

Roger Giles
Magnolia, Arkansas
Vice President for Administration, SAU

 

Kee, Josh

 

Josh Kee
Magnolia, Arkansas
Vice President for Advancement, SAU

 

Reed, Shawana

 

Shawana 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

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Magnolia, AR 71753-2181
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Office (870) 235-4078
Fax (870) 235-5356
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