UCA's Community Development Institute Board Adds 3

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 11:54 am  


The Community Development Institute at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway announced on Monday the appointment of three new members to its advisory board.

They are Duane Bullard, a retired community and economic developer from Mississippi; Pam Hipp, president of the Arkansas Community Development Society; and state Rep. Fredrick J. Love, D-Little Rock. Their terms begin this month and end in December 2019.

CDI is a three-year community and economic development training program, with one week of training per year, for professionals from Arkansas and surrounding states. CDI said attendees are taught practical tools and techniques by experienced practitioners they can take back to their communities to make an immediate difference.

CDI 2017 will be held on the UCA campus from July 31-Aug. 4.

According to a news release, Bullard previously served as president and CEO of the Tippah County Development Foundation in Ripley, Mississippi and as a development officer for Blue Mountain College. He graduated from CDI in 2005 and has since served in various leadership roles with the institute.  

Hipp will fill an ex-officio spot on the board. She is a 2008 graduate of CDI and has also completed the Advanced Year class. Hipp has also served as a volunteer and class director.

Love has supported scholarships and participated in CDI, advising staff on issues related to community and economic development.



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