LITTLE ROCK — A Pine Bluff doctor was named Monday to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

LITTLE ROCK — A Pine Bluff doctor was named Monday to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

Gov. Mike Beebe named Dr. Stephen Broughton to replace Carl Johnson of Little Rock on the UA board. His appointment expires March 1, 2022.

Broughton, 54, is a staff psychiatrist at Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Healthcare System in Pine Bluff.

After obtaining his bachelor’s degree at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Broughton received his medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is the third person in his family to graduate from both schools and his son, currently enrolled at UAMS, would be the fourth.

“Stephen has strong family traditions at two University of Arkansas institutions and is dedicated to giving back to the U of A System,” Beebe said in a news release. “He has told me of his desire to be an advocate for all the represented schools and to continue serving the state that has helped him and his family succeed in life.”

Beebe previously appointed Broughton to the War Memorial Stadium Commission.