Arkansas Department Of Human Services Director Resigns

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LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — The Arkansas Department of Human Services director, John Selig, announced on Wednesday (Oct. 7) that he would resign from his post, beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

Selig has held the position since July 2005, and he serves as a member of the governor’s cabinet, according to the DHS website.

Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement on Oct. 8, 2015:

“Yesterday, Director Selig informed me that he wished to leave government service in order to spend some time in the private sector.  I asked if he would be willing to stay on through the end of the year.  I am grateful that John agreed to help us through January 1, 2016.  John has given so much to the state of Arkansas through 25 years of service.  I am personally appreciative of his leadership, friendship and wise counsel during a time of great change in the healthcare industry and during the first year of my administration.”