Meet your Lyon College Alumni Association officers.
David Jones, President
Class of 1999
David is an attorney associated with the law firm of Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP. Licensed in Indiana and Arkansas, David advises individuals and businesses in diverse industries, including construction, health care, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, and banking on risk management, pre-litigation resolution, and in all aspects of civil litigation. David received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where he was a merit scholar.
An experienced board member, David has garnered recognition as an emerging leader for his accomplishments in the nonprofit business sector. Since 2008, David has served on Lyon’s Board of Trustees. David has received Lyon’s Patterson Decade Award, an Order of the Tartan Leadership Award, and a Distinguished Service Award. In 2008 the Indiana Lawyer recognized David as one of fifteen “Up and Coming” lawyers.
David is married to 2001 Lyon graduate, Dr. Leticia (Wright) Jones, an OBGYN practicing at Little Rock based Grace Clinic for Women.
While at Lyon, David was Senior Class President, an SGA representative, Vice President of the Pre-Law Club, a Lyon Ambassador, a Trustee Advisor, and Vice President and Parliamentarian of BSA.
Don Rogers, President-Elect
Class of 1988
Donald is recently married to his lovely wife Alma Rosa Ruiz Guzman of Mexico City in a destination wedding in Los Cabos, Mexico. Donald and Alma live primarily in Mexico City, but also live part time in Little Rock, AR.
Donald is an International Software Development Consultant for FIS serving the financial services industry. Donald has extensive experience developing software and customizations to support the lending industry in multiple national jurisdictions including Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Peru, Mexico and the United States. Currently assigned to a large government backed lender in Mexico, Donald supports the daily operation as well as product enhancements and local customizations of a system supporting over 4 million mortgages. Donald travels continually in connection with his assignments and leisure pursuits throughout the world which gives him a more global perspective on politics, art, music, traditional cultures and more importantly basically living in a diverse and different environment.
Donald has active long time member of the Alumni Leadership Council who has served on a number of different committees and Chaired the Communications and Networking Committee for a number of years.
During his time at Lyon, Donald was Lt. Governor for Circle K International for Arkansas and an active member of Phi Beta Lambda.
Len Rayburn, Past-President
Class of 1991
Len lives in Maumelle with his wife, Karen. After graduating in 1991, he got his Masters in Mass Comm. at UF, and spent 15 years in Virginia, DC and Arkansas creating communications and marketing designs in both non-profit and agency environments. He currently runs WLR Creative, an award-winning marketing and design company.
At Lyon, Len was Grand Scribe and Grand Master of Kappa Sigma, chaired the Halloween/Haunted House committee of SAC for two years, and served as President of Alpha Chi, Secretary of Sigma Tau Alpha, and Editor of the Highlander. Len currently serves on the Lyon Board of Trustees.
Adam Long, Secretary
Adam was born and raised in Jonesboro, AR. He attended Lyon College from 2002-2006, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
He received an Master of Arts Degree from the University of Arkansas in 2008 and is currently in Lawrence, Kansas, at the University of Kansas, pursuing a PhD. He served on the Lyon College Board of Trustees from 2006-2008, and has served on the Alumni Council since 2008.
Gina Garrett, Alumni Director
* 1993 graduate of Lyon College
* Have worked on the Institutional Advancement team since October 1995 (Manager of Prospect Research until 1999, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations until 2009, Director of Alumni Services & Development)
* Professional assn. memberships in Council for Advancement & Support for Education, Assn. of Fundraising Professionals, Assn. of Professional Researchers for Advancement
* Married to Lane Garrett, also a ’93 Lyon grad