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AETN Commission Members

Dr. Andrew Fulkerson
Dr. Andrew Fulkerson
Chair

Paragould, Arkansas
Commission Service:
10/13/10-3/23/2018
Dr. Kathryn Jones
Dr. Kathryn Jones
Vice Chair

Bentonville, Arkansas
Commission Service:
3/23/13-3/23/21
Annette Herrington
Annette Herrington
Secretary/Treasurer

Little Rock, Arkansas
Commission Service:
3/23/12-3/23/20
Skip Holland
Skip Holland
Foundation Representative

Lake Hamilton, Arkansas
Commission Service:
3/23/2013-3/23/2021
Sammie Benjamin
Sammie Benjamin
Glenwood, Arkansas
Commission Service:
3/23/2011-3/23/2019
Don Hale
Don Hale
El Dorado, Arkansas
Commission Service:
3/23/2008-3/23/2016
Philip Hathcock
Philip Hathcock
Maumelle, Arkansas
Commission Service:
4/16/2014-3/26/2022
Ronnie Williams
Ronnie Williams
Conway, Arkansas
Commission Service:
5/21/2007-3/23/2015

Arkansas Educational Television Network Description of Commissioner Responsibilities

(Adopted by the Commission 6/21/00, amended 6/16/04)

Commissioners are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Arkansas Senate. Commissioners serve eight-year terms, which are renewable. Of the eight Commissioners, one will be from each of the state's four congressional districts, one will be actively involved in the Arkansas public school system, and one will be actively involved in higher education in Arkansas. The role of an AETN Commissioner is that of citizen representative responsible for the oversight of the statewide telecommunications network. A Commissioner is an active supporter of AETN and its mission. A Commissioner is expected to increase his or her understanding of public broadcasting in general and the AETN organization in particular. When appropriate, a Commissioner is expected to contribute time, ideas and resources to advance the goals of AETN in serving the state.

A Commissioner shall be subject to removal from office is he or she is absent, without satisfactory excuse, from three consecutive Commission meetings.

Commissioners should commit themselves to:

Originally adopted by the AETN Commission 06/21/00, and amended 6/16/04.