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Why UA Little Rock?
“After graduating from Mills University Studies High School, I knew that I wanted to major in accounting. I transferred to UA Little Rock for my sophomore year and the rest is history.
The College of Business accounting program required lots of studying and a commitment to success. As one of the few minority students in the program, I am thankful for the professors who invested in me, challenged my thinking and stretched my abilities as a student. Dr. Kusel was enthusiastic and we never knew what tactic he would use to engage us to learn the lesson. He even created his own study materials, and I reference them today. Dr. Cynthia Taylor has had a profound impact on my professional portfolio. She was the only minority accounting professor and the only professor of color during my time in the College of Business. Throughout my time in the program, I was intrigued with the many facets of accounting and decided I wanted to expand my career by working in all areas. Attending UA Little Rock opened doors for me to meet and become connected with other business leaders, and I’ve been blessed with wonderful career opportunities.
Because of my education at UA Little Rock, I have had an extensive and well-rounded accounting career at UAMS, Alltel Corporation, the U of A System, Internal Audit Department, and the State of Arkansas. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that my time at UA Little Rock would lead me down this path. Today, I am experiencing my profession and passion to serve others merged into a wonderful career opportunity at the Clinton Foundation. I enthusiastically share with colleagues that I am a proud Arkansan and graduate of UA Little Rock.”
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.
‘02, Bachelor of Science – Accounting
Clinton Foundation, Chief Financial Officer