Board of Trustees Members | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Lucas Pointer

Lucas Pointer

Zone 1

First Western Bank
lpointer@nwacc.edu

Lucas M. Pointer of Bentonville, Arkansas, is a native of Watson Chapel, Pine Bluff and earned a Bachelor of Science in agricultural, food & life sciences from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He's currently a Vice President with First Western Bank.  Read more...

DeAnne Witherspoon

DeAnne Witherspoon

Zone 2

Retired
dwitherspoon@nwacc.edu

Dr. Witherspoon is a native of Neosho, Missouri and completed her BS in Physical Science at Kansas State University in 1978 and her Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 1982. Upon graduation, she served as an officer in the United States Air Force for ten years and received the Air Force Commendation Medal and completed Squadron Officer School.  Read more...

 

 Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris

Zone 3

Sightline Retail
rharris18@nwacc.edu

Rachel Harris, a native of Rogers, Arkansas earned a BA in Public Relations from Drury University, Springfield, Missouri in 2001. She is currently an account manager with Sightline Retail in Bentonville, Arkansas. Read more...

Todd Schwartz

Todd Schwartz

Zone 4

Sawinka Industrial Company
tschwartz1@nwacc.edu

Todd Schwartz has served as a member of the NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) Board of Trustees since January 1, 2013. Read more...

 

Ron Branscum

Ron Branscum

Zone 5

Citizen Bank
rbranscum@nwacc.edu

Ron Branscum has been a resident of Northwest Arkansas for 24 years. He and his wife, Deedra, have been married for 23 years and have 7 children — Cade, Parker, Payton, Carrie Ann, Jeremiah, Caroline, and Daniel — ages 16 years to two years old.  Read more...

 

Mark Scott

Mark Scott

Zone 6

Walmart Stores, Inc.
lpointer@nwacc.edu

Mark Scott lives in Rogers, Arkansas with his wife Kelsey and their three children. He is a senior communications manager in the Ethics and Compliance Division of Walmart Stores, Inc., and represents District 6 on the NWACC Board of Trustees. Read more...

 

 Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce

Zone 7

Retired
mpearce3@nwacc.edu 

Michael Pearce has been a resident of Rogers, Arkansas for five years. He and his wife Sandy have been married for 44 years and are blessed with four children and nine grandchildren. Read more.... 

Mauricio Herrera

Mauricio Herrera

Zone 8

Legal Center of NWA
mherrera3@nwacc.edu

Mauricio was born in Texistepeque, Santa Ana, El Salvador, and immigrated to Los Angeles, California, in 1984.  He became a resident of Northwest Arkansas in January 1996 when he relocated with his wife, Virginia, and three children. Mauricio and his wife, Virginia, currently reside in Rogers, Arkansas. Read more...

Joe Spivey

Joe Spivey

Zone 9

First Security Bank
lspivey1@nwacc.edu

Joe Spivey, a native of Rogers, Arkansas, earned a BS in Business from Arkansas State University/Jonesboro in 1982, and an MS in Education from the University of Arkansas/Fayetteville in 1991.   He also completed training from the Disney Management Institute, the Army ROTC Leadership Challenge, and the John Brown University Soderquist Institute for Leadership and Ethics.  Read more...