AMUN Secretaries-General


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1966 - David Gruber


1967-1968 - Brett Newcomb

Brett Newcomb graduated from the State College of Arkansas (SCA) with a B.A. degree in social studies in 1969, and graduated from Webster University with a M.A. degree in counseling services in 1982.  Brett taught for several years in the St. Louis, Missouri area, including social studies for the Rockwood School District, 1972-1989; public speaking, persuasion, and small group dynamics in the communications department at Meramec Community College, 1987-1988; general psychology, group techniques, and elementary school counseling at Missouri Baptist College, 2001.  Brett served as Site Director of the M.A. program (Counseling) at Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri.  For several years, Brett worked as a licensed professional counselor (adolescent and family therapist) at West County Psychological Associates and Sutherland & Associates, P.C.

1969 - Charlene Coleman

1970 - Don Rhodes, Jr.

Donald E. Rhodes, Jr. was born to Donald, Sr. and Lavon Rhodes in DeQueen, Arkansas on April 12, 1950.  He graduated from Sylvan Hills High in Sherwood, Arkansas in 1968 and entered State College of Arkansas that year.  In 1973, he graduated from SCA in Conway, Arkansas with a B.S.E. in History with a double minor in Political Science and Journalism.  He was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army Reserves (USAR), and served with the Arkansas National Guard and with the USAR in New Orleans, LA.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Command and Staff College.  He served in Southwest Asia for Operation Desert Shield/Storm and rose to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations for U.S. Army Central Command (Forward).  He retired from the USAR in 1996 as a Lt. Colonel.  His career in the banking and corporate sectors included employment with the Federal Home Loan Bank in Little Rock, Arkansas; Ninth District Federal Home Loan Bank in New Orleans, Louisiana; Hibernia National Bank in New Orleans, Louisiana; Shell Oil Credit Union; and Independent Community Bankers of American (ICBA Bancard), Vice-President of the Electronic Banking Division.  From June 2001 to March 2011, he worked as Policy Manager, eStrategies Division and Senior Director, Risk Management Policy for the American Bankers Association (ABA) in Washington D.C.  Donald E. Rhodes, Jr. died on March 15, 2011.

1971-1972 - Keith Vaughan

Keith Vaughan graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Central Arkansas in 1974, and earned a J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1977. Keith practiced law as a private attorney in Jacksonville, Arkansas from 1977 to 1991, and also served as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Pulaski County from 1982 to 1986. In addition, he served as the elected City Attorney in Jacksonville, Arkansas for two terms from 1983 to 1990. After moving to Texas, Keith worked as City Attorney in Holiday Lakes from 1991 to 1993, and practiced law as a private attorney in Angleton, Texas from 1991 to 2007. During this time, Keith worked as City Attorney in Angleton, Texas from 1991 to 1997 and 1998 to 2008. In December 2008, Keith became the Special Assistant City Attorney, General Counsel Division, in Houston, Texas.

1973 - Ursula Nunn Polk

Ursula Nunn Polk was born on December 20, 1952 at Fort Hood, Texas to Howard and Ilse Kalmering Nunn. As a child, Ursula lived in Germany and Turkey. Ursula graduated from Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, Arkansas in 1971, and was married to 2nd Lt. Fred Lee Polk in West Point, New York on June 5, 1974. Ursula graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Central Arkansas in 1975, and she received her commission as 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army in 1976. Throughout their careers in the U.S. Army, Ursula and her husband were stationed in many locations, including Germany and Panama (where Ursula participated in the planning and execution of Operation Just Cause and became one of the first post-Vietnam War female soldiers to earn a combat patch). Ursula received her master's degree in public administration from American University in 1983. Ursula and her husband served as assistant professors at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. Ursula attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth in 1990, and then served as an instructor at the college in 1991. Ursula later taught government, economics, and international relations at Immaculata High School in Leavenworth, Kansas. Ursula's final rank in the U.S. Army Reserve was Lt. Colonel.  Ursula Nunn Polk died of complications related to breast cancer on June 26, 2005 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She was survived by her husband Fred, son John, and daughter Jessica.

1974 - Ross Moore

1975 - Lionell Owens

After graduating from UCA with a degree in Political Science in August 1976, Lionell Owens attended law school at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Upon graduating from law school in 1980, Lionell worked as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force (U.S.A.F.) at Keesler AFB, Mississippi and Clark AB, Republic of the Philippines from 1980 to 1985. Subsequently, Lionell worked as a Special Agent with the U.S.A.F. Office of Special Investigations (OSI) at various locations in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia until retiring from active duty in the U.S.A.F. in 2003. At that time, Lionell began working as a civilian special agent with the U.S.A.F. OSI. In June 2003, Lionell was deployed to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom as Deputy Director of Counter-Intelligence for the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Baghdad, Iraq. Shortly after returning to the U.S. in December 2003, Lionell worked as an Instructor at the U.S.A.F. Special Investigations Academy in Glynco, Georgia (April 2004-February 2006); Force Protection Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen (February 2006-September 2006); and Chief of Counter-Intelligence/Warfighting, U.S.A.F. OSI, 4th Field Investigations Region (4 FIR), Randolph AFB, Texas (September 2006-present).

1976 - Larry Lanes

1977 - Bill Wadell

1978 - Lisa Miesenbacher

1979 - Hadrian Hatfield

1980 - Paul W. Kimbrough

Paul W. Kimbrough graduated from Little Rock's Parkview High School in 1977. Four years later, he graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway with a degree in political science. He joined the U.S. Army before returning to complete his education at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, where he headed up the Black Law Students Association. Paul followed his commitment to public service into the political arena, first working on the staff of U.S. Representative Ray Thornton, and then running in his own campaign for a seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He lost that race, but that didn't slow him down. Paul's next challenge took him to Washington, DC, where he came to work in the U.S. Department of Transportation in the inspector-general's office. Lieutenant Colonel Kimbrough remained active in the U.S. Army reserve, and in June he was deployed to Afghanistan with the 416th Engineer Command, where he helped to oversee improvements to living conditions for soldiers at Bagram Air Base. On October 3, 2003, Paul was flown to Incirlik, Turkey for medical treatment. He died of cardiac arrest en route to Turkey.

1981 - David Bolin

1982 - Carroll P. Lester, Jr.

Carroll Preston Lester, Jr. was born to Carroll Lester Sr. and Mary Frances Lester in DeWitt, Arkansas on December 16, 1960.  He graduated from DeWitt High School in 1979, and earned a B.S. degree in Political Science from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway in 1984.  Carroll Lester worked for Farmers Home Administration, and was elected mayor of DeWitt, Arkansas in 1990 and 1998.  Governor Mike Huckabee appointed Carroll Lester to two terms on the Arkansas County Quorum Court and to the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.  Carroll Lester also served nine years as Chairman of the Arkansas County Republican Committee and the Arkansas County Board of Election Commissioners.  Carroll P. Lester died from complications of kidney cancer at St. Vincent Hospital in Zionsville, Indiana on March 19, 2010.  He was survived by his mother, Mary Frances Lester of Zionsville, Indiana and two sisters.

1983 - Tim Troup

1984 - David C. Allen

1985 - Stephen W. Lea

1986 - Lisa C. Carver

1987 - Preston Scroggin

Preston Scroggin graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Central Arkansas. He has been the owner of Scroggin Farms near Vilonia since 1989. Preston served two terms on the Vilonia city council, and served three terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006. Preston was elected Faulkner County Judge in 2006.

1988 - Jody Webb

1989 - Randy L. Grice

1990 - Felicia C. Scholl

1991 - Robin C. Hudson

Robin C. Hudson (Gifford) graduated from Rogers High School in 1990.  She attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.  She completed her degree in August of 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration.  Robin spent ten years in the field of law enforcement as both a 9-1-1 dispatcher and as a police officer.  During that time she worked for several different departments.  She was the class spokesperson and graduated top in academics from the Police Academy of the Little Rock Police Department.  Robin went to work for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management in December of 2005 where she worked first as the CSEPP (Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program) Planner and then later as a Natural Hazards Planner.  Robin’s adventures then took her to the Arkansas National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, a program for at risk youth who have dropped out of high school, in 2007 where she served as the Deputy Director for Administration and then as Director until August of 2010.  Following Youth ChalleNGe, Robin accepted a position with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of County Operations, as the Emergency Services Coordinator where she served in an emergency management role for the agency.  She was transferred into the Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support where her role in emergency management shifted to that of State VAL (Voluntary Agency Liaison).  As State VAL, Robin continued her work with the ARVOAD (Arkansas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) from her previous position.  She expanded her role and edited and taught Volunteer Reception Center training, designed to manage unaffiliated volunteers following disaster.  Robin accepted a promotional position with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality where she will serve as the Enforcement Coordinator for the Hazardous Waste Division beginning in September of 2013.  Robin and her two children reside in Conway.  Her son will follow in her footsteps and attend UCA beginning in the fall of 2013 where he will major in Applied Mathematics in a pre-engineering tract.  Her daughter attends school in the Conway School District.

1992 - Mike May

1993 - Casey Semmler

1994 - Kevin Rogers

1995 - Christopher Jenkins

1996 - Tobias J. Vancil

Tobias J. Vancil graduated from Rogers High School in 1995, and from the University of Central Arkansas in 1999.  He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, AR with a M.D. degree in 2004, and completed his internship in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at UAMS in 2004-2005.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at UAMS in 2005-2008.

1997 - Jenny Shelton

Jenny Swensen (Shelton), formerly of Springdale, Arkansas married in 1999 while attending the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville to obtain a fashion merchandising degree. She left school in 2001 to become a stay at home mother. After several moves around the country, she now resides in Joplin, Missouri with her husband and two children.

1998 - Michael Hopkins

Michael Hopkins, formerly of Russellville, Arkansas and a graduate of Russellville High School now resides in Little Rock, Arkansas and is the owner of Max Motors, Inc., an independent automobile dealership near downtown North Little Rock.

1999-2000 - Kylie Neal

2001 - Angela Weber

2002 - Rachel Price

2003 - Sarah Post

2004 - Molly Smith

2005 - Hristijan Gjorgievski

2006 - Jose Guzzardi

2007 - Timothy Hurley - Tim Hurley graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Central Arkansas in 2008.

2008 - Ryan McCormack

2009 - Anatoliy Shatkovskyy

2010 - Tyler Bittle

2011 - Willis Arnold

2012 - Jake Logan

2013 - Logan Spurlock

2014 - Stephanie Gray