John Tyson Resigns From University of Arkansas Board of Trustees
John Tyson of Springdale resigned from the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees on Feb. 8, but the UA System didn’t know about the resignation until Arkansas Business informed it of the move on Friday.
Tyson, who was CEO of publicly traded meat processor Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale from 2000 to 2006, began serving on the UA board in 2007. He term was set to expire in 2017.
“I’ve become increasingly frustrated with the Board’s inability to make meaningful change in the structure and delivery of higher education in Arkansas, I think it is best that I step down now,” Tyson wrote in his letter to Gov. Mike Beebe(PDF), dated Feb. 5.
In the letter, Tyson said he considered resigning a year ago, but decided to stay at the request of UA Fayetteville Chancellor G. David Gearhart and UA System President Don Bobbitt, who was new to the job. Click here to read the full story from ArkansasBusiness.com.