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Kennedy Named to Tech Board of Trustees

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Gov. Mike Beebe appointed Tom Kennedy of Little Rock to the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees on Thursday. Kennedy will serve a five-year term through Jan. 14, 2015. Kennedy replaces Fritz P. Kronberger of Russellville on the board. Kronberger served as chairman of the Tech Board of Trustees in 2009. His five-year term of service ended on Jan. 14, 2010. Kennedy graduated from Arkansas Tech in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and gain admittance to the Arkansas Bar Association in 1985.

A former prosecuting attorney, Kennedy represented District 12 in the Arkansas State Senate for four years. He has served as vice president of governmental affairs for Entergy Arkansas for the past 10 years.

Kennedy is married to the former Kristi Mitchell of Russellville. They have two daughters. Kennedy’s appointment completes the five-member Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees for the 2010 calendar year.

He joins fellow board members Dean Wilburn of Harrison (chairman), John Ed Chambers III of Danville (vice chairman), Leigh Whiteside of Russellville (secretary) and Charles Blanchard of Russellville.