Governor appoints new trustee
April 18, 2012
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed Deborah Nolan of El Dorado to the Henderson State University Board of Trustees. Nolan, who earned her Master of Science in Education degree from Henderson in 1981, also taught in the School of Business at Henderson from 1999-2002. She is the wife of the late William C. Nolan who was chairman of Murphy Oil Corp.
“I have had a life-long interest in education and in Henderson,” Nolan said. “I have also lived adjacent to the Henderson campus and enjoyed countless hours in Huie Library. My first introduction to Henderson was actually as a high school student gathering term paper research when the library was housed in Arkansas Hall.”
Nolan said she has several relatives, including her son, who are Henderson graduates. Nolan has been serving on the Henderson Foundation’s board of directors and serves on the SHARE Foundation board in El Dorado. She also holds a Master of Education degree from Texas Woman’s University.
“I am very pleased to be appointed to the Henderson Board of Trustees and will work diligently to be a good trustee,” Nolan said. “Henderson is a wonderful institution with a great tradition that deserves the best from those who care about it.”
“Mrs. Nolan brings the experience of having been an instructor at Henderson and as a member of the HSU Foundation to her service as a member of the Board of Trustees,” said Bill Wright, board chairman. “We look forward to serving with Deborah and know she will bring valuable insight to our joint goal of making HSU the best public university in Arkansas.”
Nolan replaces Anita Cabe on the board. Her term expires in 2019.
Henderson State University, "The School with a Heart," offers quality undergraduate and graduate education to a diverse student body. As Arkansas's public liberal arts university, Henderson empowers each student to excel in a complex and changing world.