UCA adjunct appointed to state review board

Ann Bryan being sworn in by the Honorable Judge Raymond Abramson.

Ann Bryan being sworn in by the Honorable Judge Raymond Abramson.

By: Aurora King
Office of Media Relations

University of Central Arkansas adjunct instructor Ann Bryan was appointed by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve on the State Review Board. 

The 11-member State Review Board works with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to make nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

Bryan serves on the boards of directors for the Quapaw Quarter Association and the Historic Dreamland Ballroom. Additionally, she is a paper specialist for the American Institute for Conservation and the co-owner of Bryan and Devan Conservation. Bryan served previously on the board of directors for the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. 

Bryan has been involved in historic preservation and restoration since 1994 and was certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) in 2001. She has worked on several historic homes and buildings, including the childhood home of musician Levon Helms in Marvell. 

“Ann is extremely dedicated to her students at UCA, even as she is nearing retirement, she is continuing to teach a study abroad program and even committing to a $25,000 scholarship fund – that’s dedication,” said Nina Roofe, the chair of the Department of Nutrition and Family Sciences at UCA. “This is how she approaches everything she does — her classroom, her historic preservation work, everything.”

The new Ballard-Bryan Scholarship was established to support students in the study abroad program. Donors can make a tax-deductible contribution to this scholarship using this link.

Bryan received a Master of Science in family and consumer science with an emphasis in historic preservation and restoration from UCA. She teaches in the interior design program at UCA and study abroad courses in Italy each May.