The New School Board of Trustees Welcomes New Member

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. July 16 — The New School has appointed Stacey Sturner to its Board of Trustees.

The board unanimously voted to appoint the longtime parent and supporter of the school during their regular meeting on June 16. Sturner will serve alongside the now 12 other trustees as advisors to the school’s administration team and as the school’s governing body.

Board Chairman John Wright applauded Sturner’s appointment, stating, “We are proud to have Stacey join The New School Board of Trustees. Stacey’s professional experience and unique perspective as a parent of both a current student and recent graduate of The New School is a welcome addition to our Board of Trustees.”

Sturner works as a staff attorney and project manager for the Northwest Arkansas Council, an economic-development organization in Springdale. Prior to her work with the Council, she worked in Washington D.C. for the Internal Revenue Service as a Legislative Liaison. In addition to her work at the Northwest Arkansas Council, Stacey serves as a board member for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.

Sturner’s husband, Jan, works as a Senior Director for Walmart. The Sturners have two boys.  Jan Jr., 19, was part of The New School’s inaugural graduating class of 2020 and will be a freshman at Southern Methodist University in the fall. Will, 15, is a rising sophomore at The New School. 

As is the case with other independent schools, The New School is governed by an independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The careful selection of new members is an important process in the school’s continued success.




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