- Associated Press - Thursday, January 29, 2015

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A Fort Smith resident has been elected by fellow trustees to serve as chairman of the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees for 2015.

The school announced Thursday that Eric Burnett, the head boys’ basketball coach at Fort Smith Northside High School, had been elected to the position.

Burnett was named to the coaching position at Fort Smith in 2010 after spending five seasons in the same role at Springdale Har-Ber High School. Burnett also has four years of experience as the head boys’ basketball coach at Fort Smith Southside High School.

He is a 1994 graduate of Arkansas Tech and earned four letters as a member of the Wonder Boys basketball team.

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