Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has appointed a new member to the board that oversees Arizona's state university system.
Lyndel Manson of Flagstaff fills a Board of Regents seat designated for representation of northern Arizona.
Manson is replacing LuAnn Leonard, who was appointed to the board in 2008 by then-Gov. Janet Napolitano and who was the first Native American to serve on the board.
Manson is a former investment banking analyst and market analyst and Ducey's office says Manson has "an extensive philanthropic and non-profit background."
Her involvement in K-12 education includes serving as president and treasurer of the board of directors of Northland Preparatory Academy.