Posted 1/15/2014 03:40 pm
Updated 6 months ago
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Wednesday said he appointed Sybil Jordan Hampton of Little Rock to the Arkansas Ethics Commission.
Hampton, 69, is a long-time educator who most recently was president of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation of Little Rock. She retired from the foundation as president emeritus in 2006.
Hampton, whose term expires in 2019, replaces J. Barrington Minix Sr.
"Dr. Hampton has spent her lifetime serving the public in the fields of education and philanthropy, and I am grateful for her willingness to continue to serve the people of Arkansas on the Ethics Commission," McDaniel said.
A 1962 Little Rock Central High School graduate, Hampton was a member of the second class of black students to enroll in Central and was the first black student to attend 10th, 11th and 12th grades there.
She has a master’s degree in education from the University of Chicago and a master's and doctorate in higher education from Columbia University.
Hampton, who began her career as an elementary school teacher, is on the boards of the Mount Holly Cemetery Association, the Little Rock Club and the Blue and You Foundation of Arkansas Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
She also serves on the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging Community Advisory Board and the Pepper Center Community Advisory Board.