Shane Broadway recently served as the Director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and is currently Vice-President of University Relations for the Arkansas State University System. Broadway is a former State Senator who represented the 22nd district of Arkansas. He was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1997, where in 2001 he served as Arkansas’ youngest Speaker of the House. After being term-limited as a representative, Broadway was then elected to the Arkansas State Senate in 2003 where he was a member of the Senate Education Committee. Prior to his service to the state, Broadway was president of the student body at Arkansas State University, where he would later graduate with his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.