Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications, 1982
Alternate Federal Co-Chairman, Delta Regional Authority Presidential Appointee
Little Rock, Arkansas
“I will never forget working alongside reporters in Washington, D.C., who had earned Ivy League degrees and knowing I was just as prepared and as good as them, thanks to Ouachita’s mass communications department.” –Rex Nelson
Fast Facts about Rex Nelson:
- Rex was a reporter editor for the Arkansas-Gazette and the Daily Siftings Herald. He also worked as a Washington, D.C., bureau chief and was editor of Arkansas Business.
- Rex was the Director of Policy and Communications as well as campaign manager for Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
- In 2005, President Bush appointed Rex the alternate federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority. In this position, Rex promotes both economic development and poverty elimination throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois.
Why you might have heard of Rex Nelson:
- Rex is the radio play-by-play announce for the Ouachita Tigers, “The Voice of the Ouachita Football Network.”
- His knowledge of all things sports was recently featured in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, spotlighting his work in planning “Game Week in the Rock,” a week of sporting events in Little Rock.
When he was a student at Ouachita:
- As a mass communications major, Rex balanced a full academic schedule with his work as the sports director at two local radio stations. He was also the sports editor for the Arkadelphia newspaper, the Daily Siftings Herald.