University of Arkansas System

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University of Arkansas SystemUniversity of Arkansas System
2404 North University Ave,
Little Rock, AR 71753
Phone: (501) 686-2500







About the University of Arkansas System

The University of Arkansas System provides communities in Arkansas with access to academic and professional opportunities, develops intellectual growth and cultural awareness in its students and provides knowledge and research skills to an ever-changing society. With more than 66,000 students and over 17,000 employees, the UA System is a driving force in the state's economy.

Since the inception of the flagship campus in Fayetteville in 1871, the UA System has developed a tradition of excellence that extends to five universities, five community colleges, a college of medicine, two schools of law, a presidential school, a math and science high school and divisions of agriculture, archeology and criminal justice. The individual entities of the UA System maintain cooperative strength as well as diverse offerings that exhibit unmatched economic and social impact to the state.

Through the students, faculty, staff and citizens it serves, the UA System drives Arkansas's economy with investment in human capital. In today's knowledge-based society, the entities of the UA System are setting the curve through a diverse field of academic programs, cutting-edge research, workforce training initiatives and public service programs that give Arkansans the tools for a better future.

Our Past, Our Future . . .

The Arkansas General Assembly established the University in Fayetteville in 1871 as the Arkansas Industrial University, and under the the Morrill Act of 1862, it became the state land-grant institution and first state-assisted college in Arkansas. On opening day, January 22, 1873, there were four teachers and eight students.

In 1873 the University established a campus in Pine Bluff, which was designated as a land-grant campus of the University from 1875 until 1927, and then uniting again with the System in 1972. In 1879, the University accepted responsibility for academic management and operation of a privately established not-for-profit medical campus in Little Rock. This campus merged into the University System in 1911, and is now known as the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

In 1969, Little Rock University joined the UA System, becoming the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In 1971, the Monticello campus was added, dissolving its predecessor, Arkansas A & M College. Phillips Community College in Helena joined the UA System in 1996, later adding campuses in Stuttgart and DeWitt. Also in 1996, Red River Technical College in Hope joined the System and was renamed the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope. In 1998, Gateway Technical College in Batesville joined the System and was renamed the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. In 2001, Petit Jean College joined the System and was renamed the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. Also in 2001, Cossatot Technical College joined the System and was renamed Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas. On January 1, 2002, Westark College joined the System and was renamed University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. The most recent additions to the UA System are the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts on January 1, 2004, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service on July 1, 2004.

Keenly aware of the continually changing world, the University is committed to study and anticipate an evolving society. By updating our offerings and featured programs accordingly, we prepare our students to be leaders of tomorrow.

Academic Institutions

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Year Established: 1871
Chancellor: G. David Gearhart
www.uark.edu

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Year Established: 1873
Joined U of A System: 1972
Chancellor: Lawrence A. Davis
www.uapb.edu

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Year Established: 1879
Joined U of A System: 1911
Chancellor: Daniel Rahn
www.uams.edu

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Year Established: 1927
Joined U of A System: 1969
Chancellor: Joel Anderson
ualr.edu

University of Arkansas at Monticello
Year Established: 1909
Joined U of A System: 1971
Chancellor: Jack Lassiter
www.uamont.edu

Phillips Community College of the U of A
Year Established: 1965
Joined U of A System: 1996
Chancellor: Steven Murray
www.pccua.edu

U of A Community College at Hope
Year Established: 1965
Joined U of A System: 1996
Chancellor: Chris Thomason
www.uacch.edu
U of A Community College at Batesville
Year Established: 1975
Joined U of A System: 1997
Chancellor: Deborah Frazier
www.uaccb.edu

U of A Community College at Morrilton
Year Established: 1961
Joined U of A System: 2001
Chancellor: Larry D. Davis
www.uaccm.edu

Cossatot Community College of the U of A
Year Established: 1975
Joined U of A System: 2001
Chancellor: Steve Cole
www.cccua.edu

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Year Established: 1928
Joined U of A System: 2002
Chancellor: Paul Beran
www.uafortsmith.edu

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts
Year Established: 1993
Joined U of A System: 2004
Director: Janet Hugo
asmsa.org

University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
Year Established: 2004
Dean: Skip Rutherford
www.clintonschool.uasys.edu
Divisions

Division of Agriculture
Vice President for Agriculture: Mark Cochran
division.uaex.edu Units

Arkansas Archeological Survey
Year Established: 1967
Joined U of A System: 1967
Survey Director: Thomas J. Green
www.uark.edu/campus-resources/archinfo/

Criminal Justice Institute
Year Established: 1988
Director: Cheryl P. May
www.cji.edu

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
Year Established: 2006
Interim Executive Director: Gary Greene
www.wrcenter.net

System Representative:

Melissa K. Rust
Vice President for University Relations
(501) 686-2532
(501) 680-1334
(501) 686-2959 (fax)

Four-year University Representatives:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (UAF)
Richard Hudson
Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations
(479) 575-7964
(479) 575-7575 (fax)

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith (UAFS)
Arleene Breaux
Vice Chancellor for University Relations
(479) 788-7006
(479) 926-0733
(479) 788-7003 (fax)

University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR)
Bill Walker
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
(501) 569-3186
(501) 569-3009 (fax)

Joni Lee
Associate Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
(501) 569-3186
(501) 569-3009 (fax)

University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM)
Scott Kuttenkuler
Director of Advancement
(870) 460-1028
(870) 460-1324 (fax)

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB)
John Kuykendall
Director of Alumni Affairs and Government Relations
(870) 575-8499
(870) 575-4643 (fax)

Non-formula Institution Representatives:

Arkansas Archeological Survey
Thomas J. Green
Director
(479) 575-3556
(479) 263-0041
(479) 575-5453 (fax)

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts (ASMSA)
Janet Hugo
Director
(501) 622-5100
(501) 622-5109 (fax)

University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service (UACS)
Ben Beaumont
Director of Communications
(501) 683-5238
(501) 454-2779
(501) 682-5210 (fax)

University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute (CJI)
Cheryl P. May
Director
(501) 570-80417
(501) 565-3081 (fax)

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture (Ag)
Milo J. Shult
Vice President for Agriculture
(501) 686-2540
(501) 258-2540
(501) 686-2543 (fax)

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Tom Butler
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Governmental Relations
(501) 686-6305
(501) 351-2398
(501) 686-8137 (fax)

Cherry Duckett
Director, Governmental Affairs
(501) 603-1406
(501) 351-3667
(501) 686-8137 (fax)

Two-year College Representatives:

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas (CCCUA)
Steve Cole
Chancellor
(870) 584-4471
(870) 642-3320 (fax)

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA)
Steven F. Murray
Chancellor
(870) 816-1233
(870) 338-7542 (fax)

University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB)
Deborah J. Frazier
Chancellor
(870) 612-2002
(870) 612-2128 (fax)

University of Arkansas Community College at Hope (UACCH)
Brent Talley
Communications Coordinator
(870) 722-8243
(870) 722-8223 (fax)

University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM)
Mary Clark
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
(501) 977-2011
(479) 970-9004
(501) 977-2134 (fax)

Legislative Summaries:

2010 Fiscal Session
2009 Regular Session
2007 Regular Session

Frequently Used Web Sites:

State of Arkansas - www.state.ar.us

Arkansas General Assembly - www.arkleg.state.ar.us

Arkansas Department of Higher Education - www.arkansashighered.com

American Association of State Colleges and Universities www.aascu.org

National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges www.nasulgc.org

National Conference of State Legislatures www.ncsl.org

Southern Legislative Conference www.slcatlanta.org

Arkansas Association of Public Universities - www.arkansasapu.com

Arkansas Association of Two Year Colleges - www.aatyc.com

State Chamber of Commerce www.statechamber-aia.dina.org

United States Senate - www.senate.gov

United States House of Representatives www.house.gov


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