Former legislator, wife fund UA scholarship
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.