Chuck Dicus, who spent 17 years as head of the Razorback Foundation, has been named president of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation. He’ll be in an acting role until he succeeds Steve Smith July 1. Smith will become president emeritus.

Randy Milligan, chair of the Foundation, announced the appointment and said Dicus’ experience at fund-raising will be valuable to the foundation’s work. Dicus, a former Razorback and pro football player, has worked most recently in commercial real estate with Irwin Partners.


“Chuck Dicus is an avid outdoorsman who cares about this state and about the future of hunting and fishing,” said current Foundation President Steve Smith in a prepared release. “Through his leadership, the Game and Fish Foundation will continue to ensure that youth around our state have access to outdoor hunting and fishing activities and continue to learn the values encouraged by our foundation.”