Hendrix College of Conway said Wednesday that Albert Braunfisch of Little Rock has been named to a five-year term as chair of the private liberal arts college's board of trustees.
Braunfisch, a 1986 graduate, has been on the board since 2006. He replaces David Knight, whose term as chair expired.
"It is an honor to take over from David Knight, who has done an exceptional job during his tenure as chair," Braunfisch said. "Hendrix has a very strong board, a terrific senior leadership team, and highly respected faculty. I look forward to working collaboratively with all three as we continue to focus on advancing the mission of the College and attracting exceptional students who will become tomorrow's leaders and innovators."
Braunfisch serves on the boards of nonprofit cancer care provider CARTI and the Arkansas Arts Center. He's also a member of Little Rock's Fifty for the Future.
The board also announced two new members. Kim Evans of Little Rock and Mike Malone of Fayetteville with the join the board at its late September meeting.
Evans is senior director of development for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Her previous work includes serving as legal affairs and planned giving director for the Arkansas Community Foundation and as director at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a former former assistant attorney general of Arkansas.
Malone graduated from Hendrix in 1992. He works for the Runway Group LLC of Bentonville and previously spent more than a decade as president and CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Council. He also has worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations and the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. During the Clinton Administration, he worked at the White House for six years in various roles.