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Searcy Public Schools Board of Education

Dr. Mike Liles, Member, was first elected to the Searcy Board of Education in 1993. His term expires in 2017. He is a veterinarian and the owner of Liles Animal Clinic in Searcy. Liles is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association (Secretary/Treasurer: 1988-present) , and Southwest Veterinary Symposium (Treasurer: 2008-present). Liles is an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Searcy Chamber of Commerce, Human Society of Searcy Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, Arkansas School Boards Association, and a sponsor of Center on the Square Performing Arts Theatre.

Mrs. Linda Benson, Member, was first elected to the Searcy Board of Education in 1994. Her term expires in 2014. She is an active member of Valley Baptist Church, a Life Member of the Searcy Junior Auxiliary, a member of the Little Red River DAR, past member of Beta Sigma Phi, and a member of the Searcy Garden Club.

Dr. Brent Blakely, President, was elected to the Searcy Board of Education in 2014. His term expires in 2018. Dr. Blakely received his M.D. from the University of Medical Sciences in May of 1991 and and was the recipient of the Robert A. Dripps Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Resident in Anesthesiology. He is currently the Chief of Anesthesia and Chief of Surgical Services at Unity Health in Searcy.

Mr. Jimmy Simpson, Vice-President, was elected to the Searcy Board of Education in 2015. His term expires in 2020......

Mr. Philip Williams, Secretary, was elected to the Searcy Board of Education in 1995. His term expires in 2016. Williams is retired from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. previously acting as Assistant Manager, Store Manager, and District Manager, managing up to fifteen stores with an annual budget of $110 million. He is a founding member of the Searcy Public Schools Education Foundation and an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Searcy where he has served as financial chair and Chairman of the Administrative Council and Board of Trustees.