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Gov. Beebe appoints local
businessman Dan Pierce to Board of Trustees
Dan Pierce, a Jonesboro businessman, has been appointed to serve on the
Board of Trustees for Arkansas State University, Arkansas
Governor Mike Beebe announced Monday morning
in Little Rock.
“ I want to thank Governor Beebe for the honor and privilege of
serving on the Board of Trustees for Arkansas State University,” said
Pierce. “I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of my good friend, the
late Mike Medlock. Mike possessed a unique set of skills and talents
that will not be easily replaced.
“I look forward to working with the other trustees; Dr. Wyatt; and the
chancellors, students, faculty, and staff at all the ASU campuses to
help ASU to continue to improve and prosper.”
current members Mrs. Florine Tousant Milligan (chair) of Forrest City,
Howard Slinkard of Rogers, Ron Rhodes of Cherokee Village, and Mike
Gibson of Osceola.
"Dan Pierce has built a strong bond with Arkansas State University and
with Jonesboro," Beebe said. "The combination of Dan's calm,
level-headed personality and his business experience will serve him well
on the Board and make him a good representative for ASU."
Pierce, 61, is the chief operations officer at NAI Halsey commercial
real estate services, worldwide, headquartered in Jonesboro, and has
over 40 years of experience in real estate, banking, property management
and outdoor advertising. He is a former candidate for mayor of
While a student at Arkansas State, Pierce was president of the
Student Government Association, and graduated in 1972. He would later
become president of the ASU Alumni Association.
In 1983, Governor Bill Clinton appointed Pierce to the State Board of
Higher Education, where he served for 11 years. A longtime real-estate
businessman in Jonesboro, Pierce also earned the rank of Lieutenant in
the U.S. Army Reserves.
Pierce and his wife Donna have three children—Jennifer Pierce, Matt
Pierce and Chase
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