Gov. Asa Hutchinson recently announced the reappointment of Kay Hinkle to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees.

A 1970 graduate of UCA, Hinkle was first appointed to the board in 2004 by former Gov. Mike Huckabee and again in 2011 by former Gov. Mike Beebe.

“We’re thrilled that Gov. Hutchinson has reappointed Kay Hinkle to the Board of Trustees,” said UCA President Houston Davis. “Her service to the board has benefited students, faculty, staff and the entire University of Central Arkansas community. We look forward to working with her and benefitting from continued dedication.”

A native of Malvern and resident of Mountain View, Hinkle is a charter member and past president of the Stone County Scholarship Foundation. She served on the Mountain View School Board for 11 years and has been a member of the Committee of 100 for the Ozark Folk Center. Hinkle and her husband, Jim, also a UCA alumnus, are longtime active participants in business and civic affairs in Mountain View. They are active members of Flatwoods Baptist Church in Mountain View and have two daughters, both UCA graduates, and four grandchildren.

“I am both pleased and honored to be reappointed by Gov. Hutchinson to UCA’s Board of Trustees for a third term,” Hinkle said. “I appreciate the opportunity to serve my state and alma mater, and look forward to working with President Davis and the board to continue to move UCA forward.”

The university’s Board of Trustees has seven members who are appointed by the governor and approved by the Arkansas Senate. Board members serve seven-year terms, with one member’s term expiring Jan. 15 of each year.

Hinkle’s current term ends in 2025.