The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will recognize the work of one of its members during the regular meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

Brad Lacy has served on the board since January 2012, when he was appointed by then-Gov. Mike Beebe.

During the meeting, a resolution of appreciation will be presented for the seven-year board member, who is also an alumnus of the university.

“[D]uring his term as chair of the Board, the University made significant progress by (a) having an increase in enrollment; (b) beginning construction on Donaghey Hall and the Conway Corporation Center for Sciences; and (c) opening the first phase of Greek Village consisting of five sorority houses and a building for National Pan-Hellenic Council sororities,” the resolution reads in part.

In continues to talk about his time in college, the many events he has attended over the years and his important accomplishments while on the board and even as chair, which he served as in 2015.

“[T]he Board of Trustees of the University of Central Arkansas does hereby extend its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Brad Lacy for his service as a member of the Board of Trustees,” the resolution states.

During the meeting, Miss UCA 2019 Ebony Mitchell will go before the board for her first introduction as well.

In other news, the board will consider several contracts, a property acquisition at 1903 S. Boulevard and the receipt of a grant from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management to build a safe room at the university’s Bear Village Apartments.

Also during the meeting, the board will:

• Hear from President Houston Davis regarding the student(s) chosen for the Bear C.L.A.W.S. (Celebrating the Lofty Achievements of our Wonderful Students).

• Look at its 2019 meeting dates.

• Elect board members to the 2019 offices, the Strategic Planning and Resource Council, the Audit and Finance Committee and the Foundation Board.