November 2017



The Education Pillar of GFPB, Inc. began with two clear objectives:

  1. To develop primary and secondary educational institutions that are academically and financially sound;
  2. To improve the educational options provided by our high schools and institutions of higher education to meet the specific needs of the employers of Pine Bluff and surrounding areas.

The Education Pillar created L.E.A.P. (Leadership, Education, Accountability, Pipeline) to achieve its purpose.  The purpose of the Educational Alliance is to develop and implement the L.E.A.P. (Leadership, Education, Accountability, Pipeline) initiative as recommended by the Education Pillar of GFPB, Inc.

On October 18, 2017, the Board of Directors voted to establish the Educational Alliance Committee.

The Educational Alliance Committee held its first meeting on November 28th, 2017


Educational Alliance Committee Members

Community Members

David Brown

Earlean Collins

Scott Pittillo


Connie Hathorn – Watson Chapel SD

Michael Robinson – Pine Bluff SD

Barbara Warren – Dollarway SD

School Board Presidents

Herman Horace – Pine Bluff SD

Mack Milner – Watson Chapel SD

Higher Education

Robert Carr – UAPB

Kaleybra Morehead – SEARK

Ex-Officio Members

Kevin Crumpton, Jr. – Youth advisory Council

Princella Gardner – JC Retired Teachers Association

Cathi Swan – Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative

Go Forward Pine Bluff

Mildred Franco

Mary Pringos

Ryan Watley