Henderson grad named state parks supervisor

Mike Wilson, a 25-year veteran of Arkansas State Parks and a Henderson State University graduate, has been named Region 4 Supervisor for Arkansas State Parks. Wilson has served as park superintendent at DeGray Lake Resort State Park since 2010.

“Mike Wilson’s extensive experience and abilities will serve the State of Arkansas well as he oversees the operations of the Region 4 State Parks. He is a talented, proficient park professional exhibiting 25 years of outstanding service to Arkansas State Parks," said Arkansas State Parks Director Grady Spann.

"Mike is knowledgeable in all areas of park operations, from lodge operations, budget preparation, supervision, human resource development and management, from public relations and resource management to law enforcement. He will do an exemplary job managing this region.”

Wilson graduated from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy, is a certified and commissioned law enforcement officer and emergency medical technician, and has completed numerous department training programs and workshops.

In addition to his six years as superintendent at DeGray Lake Resort, Wilson was superintendent at Cane Creek State Park for seven years, a park ranger at DeGray Lake Resort for seven years, a ranger at Jacksonport State Park for three years, and a ranger at Lake Chicot State Park for one year.

Wilson earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Henderson in 2000. As Region 4 Supervisor, Wilson will be responsible for the supervision of 13 state parks covering the southwestern region of Arkansas.