LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Tanya Wright, CEO of Southern Bancorp Community Partners (SBCP), today announced that Mircha King, a graduate of both the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and William H. Bowen School of Law, has joined the non-profit organization as senior community development officer for Phillips County.
“Southern Bancorp Community Partners is thrilled to welcome Mircha to the Southern team,” said Wright. “His diverse education and extensive background in helping rural communities will be a tremendous asset to our work in the region.”
King will manage SBCP’s community development efforts in Phillips County, including the non-profit’s support of the Delta Bridge Project. This will include working with the community in the implementation of their strategic plan.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to play a role in SBCP’s efforts to create sustainable change in Phillips County as well as the entire Delta region,” said King. “I am whole-heartedly committed to the idea that together, we can achieve success in strengthening this community both economically and through the provision of new educational and employment opportunities.”
A Boston native, King received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, his Master’s degree from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and his Juris Doctor degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law. In addition to legal work in the areas of labor law, including a year working with Labor Law Service Center International in China, King has served as a development consultant for the Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corporation in Brinkley. Most recently he has served as the program director for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives Land Assistance Fund in Atlanta, Ga.
Southern Bancorp Community Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and certified community development financial institution (CDFI) that seeks to transform rural Southern communities by increasing educational attainment, decreasing unemployment and reducing poverty through comprehensive community development, human development, financial services and public policy change. On the web at www.southernpartners.org.