March 23, 2023

Gov. Sanders appoints Kevin Crass to UA board to exchange Charles Gibson

Gov. Sarah Sanders on Thursday (March 2) appointed Little Rock lawyer Kevin Crass to a 10-year time period on the College of Arkansas System board of trustees.

He replaces board chairman C.C. “Cliff” Gibson III of Monticello. His time period expires this 12 months.

Crass is a senior associate within the litigation follow group at Friday, Eldredge & Clark. He was additionally government director of the governor’s transition staff following her election this previous November.

“It’s a nice honor and privilege to be appointed by Governor Sanders to serve on the College of Arkansas Board of Trustees,” Crass mentioned in an announcement. “Because the Governor’s transition director, I noticed first-hand her dedication to empowering all Arkansans with alternative by means of daring training reforms. She might be Arkansas’ training governor. I look ahead to working with the Board and the administration as we put together the following technology of leaders to take our state to new heights.”

In line with a information launch, Crass has expertise in dealing with the protection of nationwide and state class actions in state and federal courts. He additionally offers purchasers with illustration earlier than governmental our bodies and counsels them in regulatory issues. Crass has been a private counsel to a number of of the state’s constitutional officers.

“I’m proud to nominate Kevin Crass, a extremely revered, completed lawyer, to serve on the Board of Trustees on the College of Arkansas,” Sanders mentioned. “As the manager director of my transition staff, he helped lay the inspiration for my administration to hit the bottom operating on day one with daring, conservative reforms that empower all Arkansans. I’m assured that his sturdy management, character, and expertise will make him a useful member of the Board of Trustees.”

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A 1981 graduate of Ouachita Baptist College and a 1984 graduate of the UA Little Rock College of Regulation, Crass beforehand was a member of the Board of the Eighth Circuit Courtroom of Appeals Bar Affiliation. He additionally was a member of the Federal Apply Committee for the US District Courtroom for the Jap District of Arkansas, having been appointed by the judges in that district.

He is also on the Board of Guests of UA Little Rock and the Ouachita Baptist College President’s Advisory Council. He beforehand belonged to the UAMS Basis Fund Board together with a time period as Chair. He’s the Chair of the Struggle Memorial Stadium Fee, and previous Chairman of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Crass and his spouse Cathy endowed a scholarship on the College of Arkansas for college students from Jefferson and Pulaski Counties.