Cecile Blucker, director of Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services, is resigning effective March 31. She has served in the role since 2009.
In an e-mail to staff, she said she wants to spend more time with family.
"As change is inevitable in all phases of our life, it is time for me to focus more and spend more time with those I love."
Her resignation letter to staff said despite "adverse situations - lack of funding, staff, etc." she is proud of the division's accomplishments.