Ross Whipple of Arkadelphia has been reappointed to the Henderson State University Board of Trustees by Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe. Whipple has served on the board since 1996. His new term expires in January 2017.

Ross Whipple of Arkadelphia has been reappointed to the Henderson State University Board of Trustees by Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe. Whipple has served on the board since 1996. His new term expires in January 2017.
Whipple is chairman of Summit Bank and Summit Bancorp Inc.
He is managing partner of Whipple Family Limited Partnership, Whipple Family Banking Partnership and managing member of Horizon Timber Services.
Whipple has been an active member of the Arkadelphia community for most of his life.  He graduated from Henderson in 1973 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. 
He earned his master of business administration degree in 1976 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Whipple was honored by Henderson in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumnus, and he was inducted in the Henderson School of Business Hall of Fame in 2005.
Whipple served as president of the Ross Foundation from 1982 to 1999 and as chairman from 1999 to present. 
Under his leadership, the Ross Foundation has funded many new programs and offered continued support for others. Whipple presently serves on the Henderson State University Foundation, the Arkansas Forestry Association Board, the Ouachita Water District Board, and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute Board.
He and his wife, Mary McCombs Whipple, were married in 1975 and have three daughters.