Long appointed to UA-PTC Board of Visitors

Little Rock's Raymond Omar Long was appointed to the the UA-Pulaski Tech College Board of Visitors on Jan. 27 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

His term is until July 1, 2025.

Long, above, replaces Roy Ragland, whose board term expired in 2021.

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Long is the Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas, the area’s largest children’s mentoring organization. Prior to that role he worked as Director of Business Retention and Expansion for the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. He also served at Urban League of Arkansas as Director of Programs and Operations.

Long received his business degree in organizational management from Philander Smith College, and is also a graduate of Pulaski Tech. He is currently pursuing an MBA at UALR. He completed Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXV, is an active member of Rotary International, serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas, served on the Mayor’s Transition Education Subcommittee for Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, and is an Advisory Board member at the Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice.

“As an alumnus," Long said in a release. "I am elated to come back and support the institution that created my joy of academic achievement and passion for life-long learning. I look forward to providing input on the policies and initiatives of the College so students like me who need to 'Start Here and Go Further' can defy odds and soar to greater heights.”