Central Arkansas Advancement Office

The Central Arkansas Advancement Office was established in response to the university's desire to have a greater presence in the Little Rock area and the robust donor and alumni base located there.

Thanks to the generosity of Flake & Kelley Commercial and Capitol Avenue Development Corporation, the university now has a concrete presence in the Simmons Tower in downtown Little Rock.


The Central Arkansas Impact

Alumni breakdown in Central Arkansas

Central Arkansas statistics

Alumni Bond at Simmons Event

On October 8, Simmons Bank hosted an event for 35 alumni and friends at the Simmons Tower in Little Rock. Employees of the bank gathered to celebrate their love for the U of A and heard remarks from the bank's host, Senior Vice President John Monroe (B.A. '90), and Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of the Arkansas Alumni Association Brand Cox, who called the Hogs with the help of alumnus Garland Ridenour (B.S.B.A. '66, L.L.B. '68).

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the U of A coordinate the event with assistance from Emily Money, director of development for Central Arkansas, and alumna Tabitha Doddridge (B.A. '99). The corporate and foundation relations team is always looking for new opportunities to support, coordinate and integrate student advancement, research and university outreach activities with industry and mission-based organizations. If your organization would like to host a similar event, contact Laura Mabry at cfr@uark.edu or 479-575-6411.

Alumni and friends at the Simmons Bank event       Arkansas Alumni event at Simmons Bank       Alumni and friends call the hogs at a Simmons Bank event 


Emily Money











Emily Money, Director of Development

Simmons Tower
425 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 204
Little Rock, AR 72201