Photography by Sarah Oden
Why UA Little Rock?
“In 2005, I returned to UA Little Rock and finally completed my undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in business administration in 2009. In 2011, I joined the UAMS Chancellor’s Office; In 2013, I was promoted to the Chancellor’s Chief of Staff. This position was the first of its kind at UAMS. In 2015, UA Little Rock offered an MBA program that allowed me to work at this level and attend graduate school. I graduated with an amazing group of leaders in 2017. After receiving my master’s in business administration degree, I was asked in December 2018 to become the UAMS Vice Chancellor for Institutional Support Services & Institutional COO. Without my education from UA Little Rock, I would not have had the opportunity to advance in my career.
During the MBA program, most of the class was able to attend school in Graz, Austria. This experience was incredible and expanded my cultural knowledge along with learning international business. The education I received through UA Little Rock has not only effected my career but it has changed my life.”
Affordable and relevant, a great metropolitan university is critical to the infrastructure of a vibrant city. It also requires a strong alumni association that’s engaged in civic and business leadership throughout the Capital City. UA Little Rock boasts both – with a shared vision for the future. As UA Little Rock celebrates the success of its alumni, the university and alumni reflect on the role the institution plays in the continued economic development of Central Arkansas and the wealth of knowledge is offer current students.
‘09, BA Psychology / ‘17, MBA
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Support Services & Institutional COO,
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)