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July, 2016

  • 18 July

    Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement on Terror Attacks in Nice

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the following statement in response to the attack on Nice, France that left 84 dead and over 200 injured: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of the victims and all those affected by the yesterday’s horrific attack in Nice. This cowardly act of terror, targeting crowds of innocent French people ...

  • 18 July

    Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: Senator Joyce Elliott, Little Rock, to the Southern Regional Education Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2020. Reappointment. Dr. Rodney Williams, Fayetteville, to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors. Appointment expires July 1, 2020. Reappointment. Dr. David Beasley, Jonesboro, to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and ...

  • 11 July

    Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Ann Clemmer as Interim Director of ADHE

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today named Ann Clemmer interim Director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) effective upon the departure of Dr. Brett Powell, the current Director of ADHE. Dr. Powell will resign his post effective July 29 to accept the position as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Henderson State University. The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board is ...

  • 8 July

    Governor Hutchinson Responds to Dallas Police Shootings

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the following statement in response to the attack overnight in Dallas, Texas that left five police officers dead and seven more wounded: “My heart is with the City of Dallas, its people and the law enforcement community today. This was a senseless act of hatred – the deadliest attack on law enforcement since 9/11 ...

  • 8 July

    Governor Asa Hutchinson Appoints Bobby Martin to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today appointed Bobby L. Martin of Rogers to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.   Governor Hutchinson released the following statement:   “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Bobby Martin to serve on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. As a seasoned executive with over four decades of experience, Bobby’s leadership skills and expertise will ...

June, 2016

  • 16 June

    Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Statewide Initiative to Increase Access for Computer Science and STEM Careers: $400,000 set for Career Initiative in Every Middle School

      LITTLE ROCK – Today, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the Learning Blade initiative, supported through a $400,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education to the Arkansas Public School Resource Center, to increase student awareness and interest in computer science and STEM careers. Learning Blade challenges students to take on game-based projects that expose them to different aspects of science, technology, engineering, and math education ...

  • 13 June

    Jon Gilmore, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Asa Hutchinson, Announces Resignation; Will Pursue Private Sector Opportunity

    LITTLE ROCK – Jon Gilmore, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Asa Hutchinson, officially announced his resignation today. Gilmore will be leaving at the end of the month to pursue private sector opportunities and to open a consulting firm. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement: “Jon has been a key part of my leadership team for the past three years.  He managed ...

  • 13 June

    Correction: Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments (Corrections from the previous draft are in red.): Dr. Deborah Mack, Bentonville, to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy. Appointment expires June 30, 2021. Replaces Dr. Cheryl Bryant. Dr. Shane Ford, Conway, to the State Board of Optometry. Appointment expires April 26, 2021. Replaces Dr. Dale Morris. Judge Kirk Johnson, Texarkana, to the State Crime ...

May, 2016

  • 13 May

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson Responds to Obama Administration’s “Guidance” on Gender Identification in Schools

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the following statement in response to the “guidance” on gender identification in schools issued by President Obama, the U.S. Department of Education and the Justice Department: “The recent letter from the federal government providing guidance to Arkansas schools on gender identification is offensive, intrusive and totally lacking in common sense.  There is ...

April, 2016

  • 27 April

    Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Sun Paper to Open Bio-Products Mill in Arkadelphia

    Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Sun Paper to Open Bio-Products Mill in Arkadelphia LITTLE ROCK – Today, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that Sun Paper will open a bio-refinery in Clark County. Hongxin Li, chairman and founder of Sun Paper, joined Governor Hutchinson for the announcement in the Governor’s Conference Room at the Arkansas State Capitol. Sun Paper will invest more than $1 billion ...