Southern Arkansas University has announced the hiring of Macy Braswell to serve as its new Foundation executive director and Mike Woods as the new director of Alumni Relations, said Josh Kee, SAU’s vice president for development.

Braswell, a resident of Magnolia, received her BS in agriculture business from SAU in 1999 and her MBA from Louisiana State University in 2006. She is executive director for Life Touch Hospice and SHARE Foundation in El Dorado.

Woods, also of Magnolia, received his BBA from SAU in 2007, majoring in computer information systems, and his MBA from SAU in 2010. He is a territory manager for Sauder Education, for which he has worked since October 2014.

“We are thrilled to welcome Macy and Mike to our Alumni, Development and Foundation Team in these two important roles,” Kee said. “Both Macy and Mike have experience and skills that will greatly enhance our efforts in engaging meaningful relationships with our alumni as well as the management and stewardship of the resources given by our constituents.”

Dr. Trey Berry, president of SAU, said, “We are incredibly excited about the future direction of the SAU Foundation and the SAU Alumni Association. Macy and Mike will provide exceptional vision, energy and professionalism to both programs. As SAU moves forward, these two programs under the Office of Development will be vital to the success and prosperity of the University.”

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