LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced the appointment of three new members to the state Board of Education.

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced the appointment of three new members to the state Board of Education.


Hutchinson said Charisse Dean replaces Sam Ledbetter, whose term ended June 30; Brett Williamson replaces Alice Mahony, whose term expired June 30; and Susan Chambers replaces Kim Davis, who resigned after taking a position with the Walton Family Foundation.


Dean, of Little Rock, has served on the Governor’s Council for Common Core Review and the Family Council Action Committee. She currently is the project coordinator for the Family Council. She has four children in the Little Rock School District. Her term expires June 30, 2022.


Williamson, of El Dorado, serves on The Murphy Foundation Board, which provides scholarships for colleges, universities and trade schools to students in El Dorado and Union County, and is general manager for Murphy Offices. He has three children, two in college and one in the El Dorado School District. His term expires June 30, 2022.


Chambers, of Bella Vista, has served on the board of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and William Jewel College. She currently is executive vice president of Global People and chief human resources officer for Walmart. Her term expires June 30, 2021.