- SAU welcomes four into Educational Leadership Hall of Fame
Four regional educators were inducted into the Third Annual Educational Leadership Hall of Fame at Southern Arkansas University on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
The 2019 Educational Leadership Hall of Fame inductees included: Opal Anderson, director of Federal Programs and Curriculum at Lafayette County Schools; Dr. Bobby Hart, superintendent of Hope Public School District in Hope, Arkansas; Susan Nelson, Horatio Elementary School principal in Horatio, Arkansas, and Jay Wylie, Paul Pewitt High School principal in Omaha, Texas.
Also at the event, the Educational Leadership Excellence Award was given to Steve and Deborah Nipper of Magnolia, Arkansas. This award is given to an SAU faculty, staff or community member who has contributed to and supported educational leadership.
Beth Anne Rankin, associate director of development at SAU, welcomed the audience, and Dr. Ivy Pfeffer, deputy commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education, delivered the keynote address. Dr. Connie Wilson, assistant professor and director of the Educational Administration and Supervision Program at SAU, introduced the guests. Cait Light, 2019 Miss SAU, helped induct the educators along with Rankin and Dr. David Lanoue, provost and vice president for academic affairs. (more…)