The office of corporate and foundation relations was established to support, coordinate, and integrate student advancement, research, and university outreach activities with industry and mission-based organizations. The corporate and foundation relations team works to simplify external access to resources at the University of Arkansas in order to maximize the impact of higher education with an approach that is mutually beneficial to both the contributing organization and the university.

Why here?

The University of Arkansas is a great place to call home! Please watch this brief visual tour of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and Northwest Arkansas to learn why.

Impacts of Giving


Phillips 66 Presents $100,000 Gift to University

AT&T Funding Helps Launch Arkansas Story Bus 

Contact Us

Greg Lewis

Mary Purvis
Assistant Director

Laura Villines
Manager of Corporate
Engagement & Foundation Relations

“Partnering with higher education is an investment that enhances the prosperity of future generations while simultaneously providing a tangible benefit to corporations and foundations.  As director, I aim to expand engagement with current contributors and cultivate new relationships by identifying areas of strategic alignment and developing targeted, mutually beneficial solutions.”


Greg Lewis, Director