Rodney Harris, assistant professor of History at WBU, was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchison to the State Review Committee for Historic Preservation. Harris was appointed in August and will serve on this committee until the end of his term in 2021.
“My parents were both school teachers and we would travel in the summer. I grew up going to historic sites that gave me a passion for history and historic preservation. I am excited be appointed to the State Review board where I can put that passion to good use,” Harris said.
The State Review Board reviews national register nominations and nomination appeals; reviews and provides advice about the State’s Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan and the State’s Annual Historic Preservation Fund Grant; and provides general advice and guidance to the State Historic Preservation Officer.
Williams is a Christian, liberal arts college in Walnut Ridge, Ark. It will become Williams Baptist University in July of 2018.