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


Razorback Foundation
Susie Shinn
Director of Development
425 West Capitol Ave. Suite 206
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Mica Strother
Director of Development
425 West Capitol Ave. Suite 206
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
W: 501.503.0801
C: 501.772.8649

Office of Admissions
Hayley Cole
Little Rock Regional Admissions Counselor
425 West Capitol Ave. Suite 205
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Executive Education
Joshua Ayres
Director Executive Education
Sam M. Walton College of Business
Mobile: (479) 586-4190
Email: JAyres@walton.uark.edu