AETN Foundation Board nominates new members, officers
Posted 16 Aug 2016
The Arkansas Educational Television Network Foundation Board has nominated officers for fiscal year 2017.
Five new members were elected to serve on the board:
- Dr. Calvin Johnson of Pine Bluff.
- Scott Pace of Little Rock.
- Jonathan Rhodes of Cherokee Village.
- Dr. Charles F. Robinson II of Fayetteville.
- Tori Thompson of Paragould.
The AETN Foundation Board recognized the retirement of Kay Bland of Paragould from the board. After many years of loyal service to the Foundation, she was honored with a resolution endorsed by the board.
The AETN Foundation Board also elected officers for FY2017. Officers include:
- Chair – Dr. Linda Beene of Conway.
- Vice-Chair – Dr. S. Lynne Rich of Conway.
- Secretary/Treasurer – Kirby Williams of Hot Springs.
"It is thrilling to have five quality individuals with vision and passion for AETN and public media in Arkansas joining the AETN Foundation Board,” AETN and AETN Foundation Executive Director Allen Weatherly said. “Along with the elected leadership, we believe good things are ahead even in tight budget times.
“Dr. Beene has served on the board for several years and is the perfect person to lead the foundation for the next year."
Other board members are: Skip Holland of Fayetteville, Dan Farley of Little Rock, Philip Kaplan of Little Rock, Mike Rohrer of Conway and Ronnie Williams of Conway. The board is expected to add another member soon.
The AETN Foundation exists to raise the funds necessary to support AETN’s mission of enhancing lives through trusted public television programs and educational services.
The Foundation provides Arkansans opportunities to connect with the only statewide public media outlet by becoming a financial donor, corporate or foundation partner, volunteer, or by other means of giving. The AETN Foundation builds relationships between AETN, donors and viewers and is committed to being a transparent and accountable steward of private financial support.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas’s statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).