We are excited to welcome Celia Anderson, Peter Kumpe and Mireya Reith to the Anderson Institute’s Advisory Council!
Celia Anderson is the director of national accounts at the Little Rock Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. She is a former Lady Razorback and professional basketball player, as well as an acclaimed author who is committed to promoting education throughout the United States and the world. She published 100 Things to Do in Little Rock Before You Die in 2016 and has traveled to over thirty schools throughout the United States to deliver her original school wide presentation G.A.M.E.T.I.M.E (Gaining A Meaningful Education To Insure Maximum Elevation), which motivates students to “get in the game of life,” and in 2015 presented a TedxMarkhamStreet talk entitled “Basketball: My Defining Moment. What’s Yours?” She holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Peter Kumpe is a founding member of Williams & Anderson PLC, which is a business law firm located in Little Rock. He is a 1969 graduate of Little Rock University, a predecessor to UALR and obtained his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. His practice principally concerns business litigation. He has been a long-time and active supporter of the University in a variety of ways and serves as the UALR representative on the Executive Committee of the University of Arkansas Foundation.
Mireya Reith Mireya Reith, co-founder and executive director of the Arkansas United Community Coalition, has worked across five continents with nonprofit organizations and the United Nations to engage marginalized communities. In Arkansas, she has helped with the development of a Latino youth civic association, a nonprofit leadership academy, and Hispanic voter outreach. She is the first Latina appointed to the Arkansas Board of Education. She has a master’s degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Reith received her Master’s in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (NY), concentrating in Economic and Political Development, and earned her BA in Political Science and Spanish from Williams College (MA).