The board member has served on advisory councils at Philander Smith College and UAPB.
Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed Randy Henderson of Blytheville to the Arkansas State Board of Education. Henderson is replacing Susan Chambers of Bella Vista. His term expires on June 30, 2028.
“Randy’s experience in education and leadership provides him with a vision for the future of Arkansas’s students,” Hutchinson said. “His belief in the power of education for a successful workforce will be of great benefit to our education system and the future of Arkansas.”
Henderson has worked for Nucor Steel for more than 24 years and has served in an advisory role for educational institutions including the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Advisory Council and the Philander Smith College Business Advisory Council. He is a graduate of Arkansas Northeastern College and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.
“This is such an incredible honor, and I am beyond humbled for the opportunity to serve on the State Board of Education,” Henderson said. “I am grateful to the governor for his confidence in me and for granting me the opportunity to work with exceptional leaders and stakeholders to help advance educational excellence in our state.”
The Arkansas State Board of Education is a nine-member board composed of two members from each of the state’s four congressional districts. The remaining member is selected at-large. The governor appoints members for seven-year terms.
The board is the policymaking body for public elementary and secondary education in Arkansas. Business and community leaders are members of the board with meets on the second Thursday and Friday each month.