SAU Foundation Announces New Board Members

Pictured above (from left to right): Jennifer Pierce, Larry Henderson, and Jo Beth Glass

Three SAU Alumni have joined the Southern Arkansas University Foundation Board of Governors. The new members reflect a diverse range of experiences and careers, including an attorney, a CPA, and an insurance business owner.  They are:

Larry Henderson – A 1971 graduate of SAU with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting is a partner in Wilf & Henderson, P.C.  He is a CPA licensed in Arkansas and Texas.  He has been involved in providing accounting and auditing services to business entities, non-profit and governmental entities, financial institutions, charitable organizations, and a variety of other organizations.  Larry and his wife, Cathy, live in Texarkana, Texas.

JoBeth Glass- A 1985 graduate of SAU with a Bachelor of Accounting is the owner and an insurance agent at Glass Insurance Agency, LLC. She and her husband established the business in 2001. Jo Beth and her husband, Wayne (also a 1985 SAU graduate), live in Prescott, Arkansas.

Jennifer Pierce- A 1998 graduate of SAU with a Bachelor of Accounting is an attorney with Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.. Ms. Pierce advises non-profit and tax-exempt organizations on formation, planning and tax issues. Jennifer lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Governors completing their terms of service were Mark Dixon, MD, a physician; Beth Weldon, VP of Marketing for First Financial Bank; and Sherry Phillips-Dillender, a corporate recruiter for TPI.

“Once again, the SAU Foundation has been blessed by a new class of leadership joining our Board of Governors,” said Executive Director, Macy Braswell. “The experiences of these individuals further strengthens and diversifies our board, giving the Foundation the leadership we need.  We welcome them to the Board and I thank the retiring governors who have served with such diligence and passion.”

The SAU Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized to assist and coordinate in raising and managing funds and resources on behalf of Southern Arkansas University to be used exclusively in furthering the literacy, scientific, and educational purposes of the University. It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to manage and disburse assets prudently within a policy that encourages the enhancement of the resources of the Foundation.

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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.

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