AETN Commission


Annette Herrington
Chair

Little Rock, Arkansas
Commission Service:
3/23/12-3/23/20

Skip Holland
Vice Chair

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Commission Service:
3/23/2013-3/23/2021

Philip Hathcock
Secretary/Treasurer
& Foundation Representative

Maumelle, Arkansas
Commission Service:
4/16/2014-3/26/2022

Sammie Benjamin
Glenwood, Arkansas
Commission Service:
3/23/2011-3/23/2019

John Brown
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Commission Service:
5/20/15-3/23/23

West Doss
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Commission Service:
3/31/16-3/23/24

Dr. Andrew Fulkerson
Paragould, Arkansas
Commission Service:
10/13/10-3/23/2018

Dr. Kathryn Jones
Bentonville, Arkansas
Commission Service:
3/23/13-3/23/21

Arkansas Educational Television Network Description of Commissioner Responsibilities

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

Last Updated 05 Sep 2017