06 Mar Person of the Month: Francisco Yáñez, Ed.D.
I moved to Conway in August 2016. I think it is the greatest city in the world!
I am an entrepreneur: Las Delicias Ice Cream Shop, FYI Taxes & Insurance, and Lovely Learning Center.
A bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a master’s in accounting from Devry University, a master’s in education from Southern Illinois University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Argosy University at Chicago.
Board member of United Way and of the Arkansas Community Foundation of Faulkner County. Board president of Paloma Community Services, which organizes Mexican Independence Day in Conway and provides scholarships. I am also the board president of Opportunity Matters Arkansas, which provides financing to people with individual tax identification numbers to purchase homes.
New Life Church.
MOST CHERISHED POSSESSION:
Conversations with parents, family and friends.
MOST ENJOYED WEEKEND ACTIVITY: Reading and spending time with family and friends.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT LIVING IN THE 501:
I love how the community gets together to help each other and advance as a city. Several organizations get together to help close gaps in the community. This is a community that is open minded.