Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed James Barnes of Little Rock to a seven-year term on the Henderson State University Board of Trustees.
Barnes (’92) is the founder and CEO of BBA Solutions, the fourth largest textbook retailer in the nation. Founded in 1996, BBA Solutions is based in Little Rock and includes more than 120 retail locations nationwide.
Barnes was inducted into the Reddie Hall of Honor in 2015 and was inducted into the School of Business Hall of Fame in 2016. He currently serves on the School of Business Advisory Council.
“James is an active and engaged alumnus and will bring many skills to his service on the board of trustees,” said President Glen Jones.
“I am honored that Gov. Hutchinson has asked me to serve my alma mater,” said Barnes. “I look forward to working with the fellow trustees, President Jones and the administration as we help guide the university toward many future successes.”
Barnes and his wife Terry have three children. He succeeds Mike Myers of Little Rock on the Board of Trustees. His term will expire in 2025.