Duffield Begins Second Term as ATU Trustee

Judge Ben Cross and Stephanie Duffield 2-20-2023
Pope County Judge Ben Cross (left) provided the oath of office to Stephanie Duffield of Russellville, member of the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees, on Monday, Feb. 20.

Stephanie Duffield of Russellville was sworn in as a member of the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees at the beginning of the board meeting on Monday, Feb. 20.

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders appointed Duffield to a five-year term on the ATU board that will expire Jan. 14, 2028. It is the second stint as an ATU trustee for Duffield, who was previously appointed to a five-year term by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in 2018.

Duffield served as chairman of the ATU Board of Trustees in 2022 and her initial term expired on Jan. 14, 2023.

A 2005 graduate of ATU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and a concentration in business, Duffield is employed by Blackstone Construction LLC of Russellville. Her previous work experience includes Microplane/Grace Manufacturing of Russellville and Heifer International, headquartered in Little Rock.

Duffield has given volunteer service to the ATU Foundation Board of Directors, the RussVegas Foot Races Foundation and the Russellville First United Methodist Church vision team and children’s coordinating committee.

She and her husband, Luke Duffield, are parents to four daughters.

Duffield is joined on the ATU Board of Trustees in 2023 by Jim Smith of Fayetteville (chairman), Len Cotton of Dardanelle (vice chairman), Bill Clary of Conway (secretary) and Michael Lamoureux of Russellville.