Governor names NAC vice president to cybersecurity task force

Mon Jan 6, 2020 at 01:37 PM

Dr. Rick MassengaleNorth Arkansas College announced Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Dr. Rick Massengale, vice president of academic and student affairs to the State Computer Science and Cybersecurity Task Force.

The Task Force will research, define, and establish plans and recommendations to ensure Arkansas remains a leader in computer science, computational science, and cybersecurity. 

“I am very honored and humbled to be asked to serve on this committee,” Massengale commented.  “I have spent a great deal of my professional life dealing with cybersecurity detection, preparedness, training and teaching along with the many other facets of Computer Science in both industry and academia.  When I look at the talent Governor Hutchinson has assembled on this Task Force I am excited to be a part of this team and look forward to the challenge before us.”

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