Hutchinson names Nate Todd to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees
Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today that he’d named Nathaniel “Nate” Todd, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, to a 10-year term on the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.
He succeeds Dr. Stephen Broughton, whose term expired in March. Todd will succeed Broughton as the only Black person on the UA Board. The 10-member Board has one woman member. The others are white males.
He will be the only member of the UA Board who did not attend a UA campus. Said a release:
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from the University of Houston, Houston Texas; a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Baylor University; and a Chief Financial Officer Leadership Certification from the National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the Chief Financial Officer Leadership Program of the National Defense University in Washington D.C., a National Security Management Fellow from Syracuse University, and a graduate of the Executive Medical Leadership Course at George Washington University in Washington
He’s a 37-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserve and his jobs included chief financial officer for Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. He was chief financial officer of the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System when Hutchinson appointed him director of the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2017 and the governor made him a cabinet secretary under a reorganization of state agencies. Said Hutchinson:
“Nate Todd has devoted his entire life to the service of the United States, starting at Pine Bluff High School where he was a member of the Junior Air Force ROTC,” Governor Hutchinson said. “His appointment as a University of Arkansas trustee is a natural extension of his career of caring for his state and nation. Colonel Todd is a quiet man whose compassion and faith drives all that he does. I am grateful he has agreed to serve. His wisdom and kindness are critical at this time in the history of the University of Arkansas.”
Said Todd in the release:
“I give glory to God for His limitless blessings. I am honored and deeply grateful to Governor Hutchinson for his confidence in me, thankful for the unending support from my family, and appreciative of the Pine Bluff community and its educators who inspired me to be a life-long learner. I am eager to serve with the other trustees and to learn from them and Dr. Bobbitt, as we build on the work of those who came before us. I am humbled for the opportunity to share my life experiences and to join other leaders as we serve the University of Arkansas System to continue its journey toward even greater heights in support of Arkansas students and faculty.”
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