by Max Brantley
Charles "Cliff" Gibson III, 58, a Monticello lawyer, is Gov. Mike Beebe's latest appointment to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees. He succeeds Mike Akin of Monticello in the seat. He'll have a 10-year term.
"Cliff's appointment helps ensure a dependable voice on the Board for the U of A campuses in South Arkansas," Beebe said in a prepared statment. "His sound judgment and calm demeanor will serve the entire system of schools well in the coming years."
Gibson has a private practice and has been Drew County attorney for 12 years. He attended UA-Monticello and is a graduate of the UALR Law School.