Deborah Brown has been hired by Excel by Eight of Little Rock as director of its campaign to advance early childhood education in the state.
Brown was previously an elementary school teacher for the Forrest City School District, technology lab manager for the Lee County School District and mayor of Haynes (Lee County).
Steve Beers, vice president for student development at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, recently accepted an invitation to become a senior fellow of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
Beers has served in his role at JBU since 1998.
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