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Ark. lottery panel's Pickard resigns for new post

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Ben Pickard, one of the original nine members on the Arkansas Lottery Commission, is resigning so he can take a seat on the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Pickard, of Searcy, was named to the panel in 2009 by Gov. Mike Beebe. He served as chairman for a year, spanning 2012-2013. The commission announced his resignation on Thursday.

Pickard was vice chancellor of student services at Arkansas State University-Beebe until his retirement in 2008.

He is also chairman of the Arkansas Student Loan Authority.

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