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August 02, 2015 1:40 AM ET

Company Overview of University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Company Overview

University of Arkansas is an educational institution that offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Accounting, agricultural education, business administration, chemical engineering, communications, zoology, sociology;, geology; economics; and electrical engineering. The colleges of the University include College of Education and Health Professions, College of Engineering, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, and J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. University of Arkansas was founded in 1871 and is based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The University has endowment assets of $135.8 millions.

800 Hotz Hall

Fayetteville, AR 72701

United States

Founded in 1871

Phone:

479-575-2000

Fax:

479-575-7515

Key Executives for University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Dean of School of Law
Executive Director of the Arkansas Research and Optical Education Network
Director of the Small Business Development Center
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Key Developments

University of Arkansas Appoints Board of Directors

University of Arkansas announced that the newest members of the Arkansas Alumni Association's National Board of Directors began serving their three-year terms as part of the board's Class of 2018 on July 1. Four additional board members - Bill Kerr, Kenneth Biesterveld, Teena Gunter and Sharon Hunt - have been selected to serve their second three-year terms, with Biesterveld chosen as the board's treasurer. Kristen Allbritton served as the public relations and proofreading chair for the New York Review of Magazines. Allbritton currently works as a senior administrative associate for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dustin McDaniel practices law at McDaniel, Richardson & Calhoun, PLLC. Kristin Kaufman brings 25 years of corporate experience to bear, including executive positions at Hewlett-Packard, Vignette Corp. Drake McGruder was instrumental in helping to revive the Fort Smith Chapter of the Arkansas Alumni Association and provided leadership and guidance as a member of the Young Alumni Board. He most recently served on the Campaign Arkansas committee. Charles Redfield is an executive vice president of merchandising for Sam's Club/Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Ashley Whisenhunt Harris currently works as vice president for Mitchell Communications Group.

University of Arkansas Appoints Chris McCoy as Associate Vice Chancellor of Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, Effective July 20, 2015

Chris McCoy, the current associate vice president for information technology and CIO at Metropolitan State University, in St. Paul, Minnesota, will be the new associate vice chancellor of Information Technology Services and chief information officer at the University of Arkansas, effective July 20, 2015. McCoy will manage the Information Technology Services department and provide leadership in all facets of university technology. He will report dually to the provost and the vice chancellor for finance and administration.

University of Arkansas Appoints Amy Schlesing as Director of Science and Research Communications

University of Arkansas appointed Amy Schlesing as director of science and research communications, taking the helm from Barbara Jaquish, who retired at the end of 2014. Schlesing has more than 20 years experience in print journalism, policy development and communications, having previously worked as military policy aid and deputy communications director for Sen. Mark Pryor. She began her career in newspapers, working at the Springdale Morning News and later as military reporter at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock where she spent more than three years in Iraq and Afghanistan as an embedded reporter covering the wars. As director of science and research communications, Schlesing will oversee publication of Research Frontiers, the universitys research magazine and website, and advance the research programs of all colleges and schools on campus through communications and media relations. She joined the Office of University Relations on March 2.

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