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Brett Powell, vice president for administrative services at Ouachita Baptist University, has been named director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education effective Feb. 9.

Powell, 47, was named to the statewide post Jan. 30 by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. As a member of the governor’s cabinet, he will serve as an advocate for higher education. He succeeds Shane Broadway who has accepted a position as vice president for government relations for Arkansas State University.



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