The Arkansas Parole Board is composed of seven (7) members appointed from the State at large by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Each member is appointed for a term of seven years, except that the terms shall be staggered by the Governor so that the term of one (1) member expires each year. Each member is a full-time official of the State. The Chair of the Board is designated by the Governor and serves as the agency's Director. The Board annually elects a Vice-Chair and a Secretary to serve as their remaining officers for the year. The Vice- Chair and the Secretary may assume the duties of the Chair pursuant to State law and Board policy. If a vacancy occurs on the Board prior to the expiration of a term, the Governor will fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term, subject Senate confirmation. In any matter before the board, four (4) members shall constitute a quorum. However, the affirmative vote of five (5) members is required to adopt any action of the Board. The Board is supported by a professional staff comprised of Hearing Judges and the employees assigned to the Administrative, Fiscal & Human Resources, Parole Services, and Revocation Support Sections.