LITTLE ROCK — Ben Pickard, one of the original nine members on the Arkansas Lottery Commission, is resigning so he can take a seat on the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Pickard of Searcy was named to the panel in 2009 by Gov. Mike Beebe. He served as chairman for a year, spanning 2012-2013. The commission announced his resignation on Thursday.
Pickard was vice chancellor of student services at Arkansas State University-Beebe until his retirement in 2008.
He is also chairman of the Arkansas Student Loan Authority.