UA's legislative liaison to retire next year

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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The legislative liaison for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville says he'll retire next summer.

    Richard Hudson has worked under three chancellors during his 20-year career at the university. The school announced Monday that Hudson's retirement is effective July 31.

    Hudson was hired as director of government relations 20 years ago. His role was expanded in 1996 under Chancellor John White to vice chancellor for government and community relations.

    Along with his work for the university, Hudson also organized the Political Animals Club of Northwest Arkansas.

    Hudson is a native of Warren and attended Ouachita Baptist University and Baylor University. He taught for two years at San Marcos Academy in Texas before joining the faculty at Westark Community College, which is now the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

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