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Sanders Appoints Kevin Crass to UA Board

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Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday announced the appointment of Little Rock attorney Kevin Crass to the University of Arkansas board of trustees.

Crass, who led Sanders’ transition team following her election in November, replaces Charles “Cliff” Gibson on the UA board. Gibson, a Monticello lawyer, had served on the board since 2013, when he was appointed by former Gov. Mike Beebe.

Crass is a senior partner in the Litigation Practice Group at Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP. He has experience in handling the defense of national and state class actions in state and federal courts, and has served as personal counsel to several of the state’s constitutional officers.

“As the executive director of my transition team, he helped lay the foundation for my administration to hit the ground running on day one with bold, conservative reforms that empower all Arkansans,” Sanders said in a statement. “I am confident that his strong leadership, character, and experience will make him an invaluable member of the Board of Trustees.”

Crass also currently serves on the board of visitors of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Ouachita Baptist University president’s advisory council. He is the chair of the War Memorial Stadium Commission, and past chair of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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