For­mer leg­is­la­tor, wife fund UA schol­ar­ship

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

FAYET­TEVILLE — A com­mit­ment of $250,000 from for­mer Arkansas leg­is­la­tor Les Car­nine and his wife, Linda, will cre­ate a new schol­ar­ship for Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas, Fayet­teville stu­dents pur­su­ing an ad­vanced de­gree in ed­u­ca­tion.

The Car­nine En­dowed Schol­ar­ship in Ed­u­ca­tion Lead­er­ship will be awarded to stu­dents pur­su­ing a doc­tor­ate in the ed­u­ca­tion lead­er­ship pro­gram at UA.

“Linda and I want to do ev­ery­thing we can do to help peo­ple as­pir­ing in the field of ed­u­ca­tional lead­er­ship,” Car­nine, who earned a doc­tor­ate from UA, said in a state­ment re­leased by the uni­ver­sity. The cou­ple live in Ed­mond, Okla.

Among other jobs in ed­u­ca­tion, he worked from 19972001 as su­per­in­ten­dent of the Lit­tle Rock School Dis­trict. Be­gin­ning in 2009, he served three terms as a state rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Rogers. He held of­fice as a Repub­li­can.

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