Farris will replace Dr. Harold Chakales. Her appointment expires January 14, 2014. She graduated from UCA with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1977. She has served two terms on the UCA Foundation Board and was a member of the UCA Alumni Board. Farris, the daughter of the late UCA President Jeff Farris, is the executive vice president of Regions Bank in Hot Spring.
Lacy will replace Randy Sims on the board. His appointment expires January 14, 2019. Lacy graduated from UCA in 1994 with a bachelor of science degree in geography. He is the immediate past president of the UCA Foundation Board. He also served on the UCA Alumni Board. Lacy is the president and chief executive officer of Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.
Both are longtime donors and members of the President’s Club.
“We all appreciate Governor Beebe appointing Elizabeth Farris and Brad Lacy to our Board of Trustees,” said UCA President Tom Courtway. “These two professionals are alums of this university and they have both worked tirelessly in many capacities for UCA for many years.”
“We congratulate them,” Courtway continued. “We look forward to working with them and the other members of the Board of Trustees for the citizens of this state, and the students, faculty and staff of the University of Central Arkansas.”