U of A Student Named to Federal Reserve Bank Advisory Council

Tim Lampkin
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Tim Lampkin

University of Arkansas graduate student Tim Lampkin has been appointed to the Community Development Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Lampkin is a doctoral student in the adult and lifelong learning program in the College of Education and Health Professions. Coursework is delivered online through the Global Campus.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis serves District 8H, consisting of Arkansas and portions of six other states: Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. Lampkin is one of seven new members named to the council for a three-year term. The council includes executives representing nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, universities, government, and community and economic development entities from across the district. The council meets twice a year to inform St. Louis Fed President James Bullard about relevant issues in the district and to suggest ways the bank can support initiatives in local communities.

Lampkin is the CEO of Higher Purpose Co. based in Clarksdale, Mississippi, an agency that works to enhance the quality of life for people living in the Mississippi Delta by offering innovative learning experiences, implementing community-based projects and providing consulting services. He also co-founded CapWay, a financial technology company, and he serves as outreach coordinator for the Mississippi Humanities Council.

"I am thankful for the opportunity to work with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to identify practical solutions to improve the quality of life for residents in the eighth district especially low- to moderate-income families," Lampkin said.

He has degrees from Mississippi Valley State University, Delta State University and Bellevue University. He is part of the National Rural Assembly and serves as a national advisor for Next Generation Project focused on arts and culture placemaking in rural America. Lampkin is a 2014-2015 graduate of the Delta Leadership Institute and was a part of the inaugural cohort of the Delta Entrepreneurship Network.


Heidi S. Wells, director of communications
College of Education and Health Professions
479-575-3138, heidisw@uark.edu


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