Cox Appointed to Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees

Cory Cox
Cory Cox

Cory Cox of Perryville has been appointed to the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees by Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Pending a vote by the current members of the ATU Board of Trustees during their meeting on June 20, 2024, Cox will complete the term previously assigned to Michael Lamoureux. Lamoureux resigned from the board effective March 31, 2024. The term Cox has been appointed to will expire Jan. 14, 2027.

Cox graduated from Arkansas Tech with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science in 1996. He was active in ATU Student Government Association and ATU Student Activities Board during his time as an undergraduate student.

After graduating from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Cox was legal counsel in the Arkansas Office of the Governor during the administration of Mike Huckabee (2000-05), director of the Arkansas Insurance Department Criminal Investigation Division (2005-08) and a partner at Hiland, Thomas and Cox (2008-10).

Cox also has experience as government affairs liaison and legal counsel for the Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands (2010-14), deputy general counsel for the Arkansas Department of Human Services (2014), legislative director for the Arkansas Office of the Attorney General (2014-17) and chief of staff for the Arkansas Office of the Attorney General (2017-21).

Since 2021, Cox has been employed by health care insurance provider CareSource. He is the company’s state director of government relations.

Len Cotton of Dardanelle (chairman), Bill Clary of Conway (vice chairman), Stephanie Duffield of Russellville (secretary) and Jim Smith of Fayetteville are the current members of the ATU Board of Trustees.