Sep 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Officers of the University, 2022-2023


ALAN UTTER, 2019 
-Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research

B.S., University of Pittsburgh
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

LEN FREY, 2000 
-Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
-Chief Operating Officer
-Professor of Management

B.S., Arkansas State University
M.B.A., Arkansas State University
Ph.D., University of Memphis

ERIKA CHUDY, 2012 
-Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
-Director of Planned Giving

B.S., Arkansas State University
M.B.A., Arkansas State University
Ed.S., Arkansas State University
Ed.D., Arkansas State University

LONNIE R. WILLIAMS, 2003 
-Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

B.S.B.A. University of Arkansas
M.Ed., University of Arkansas
Ed.S., University of Arkansas
Ed.D., University of Arkansas

JEFFREY L. PURINTON, 2022
-Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics

B.S., Florida State University
M.S., Florida State University

MARTHA SPACK, 2004
-Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

B.A., Arkansas Tech University
M.S., Arkansas State University
Ed.D., Arkansas State University

THILLA SIVAKUMARAN, 2012
-Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management & Global Outreach
-Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

B.S., University of Washington
M.S., University of Tennessee
Ph.D., University of Tennessee

BILL SMITH, 2012
-Chief Communications Officer

B.A., University of Louisiana Monroe
M.A., University of Louisiana Monroe
Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Division of Academic Affairs and Research, Academic Deans, and Chair of Independent Department

THOMAS RISCH, 2001 
-Vice Provost for Research and Technology Transfer
-Executive Director of ABI
-Professor of Animal Ecology

B.S., Stockton State College 
M.S. Frostburg State University
Ph.D., Auburn University

JILL SIMONS, 1997 
-Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Services
-Dean, University College

B.A., University of Arkansas 
M.S., University of Rhode Island
S.C.C.T., Arkansas State University
Ed.D., Arkansas State University

WILLIAM McLEAN, 2002 
-Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Relations
-Associate Professor of Political Science

B.A., Arkansas State University
M.A., Arkansas State University
Ph.D., University of New Orleans

MELANIE WICINSKI, 2022 
-Assistant Vice Chancellor for Assessment and Accreditation

B.S. Florida State University
M.S. University of Florida
Ph.D University of South Florida

MICKEY LATOUR, 2020 
-Dean, College of Agriculture
-Professor of Agriculture

B.S., Southeastern Louisiana State University 
M.S., Mississippi State University
Ph.D., Mississippi State University

JIM WASHAM, 1991 
-Dean, Neil Griffin College of Business
-Associate Professor of Finance

B.S., Arkansas State University
M.B.A., Arkansas State University
Ph.D., University of Mississippi

MARY JANE BRADLEY, 1987 
-Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Science
-Associate Professor of Education

B.S.E., Arkansas State University
M.S.E., Arkansas State University
Ed.S., Arkansas State University
Ed.D., Memphis State University

ABHIJIT BHATTACHARYYA, 2019 
-Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
-Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology 
M.S., Rutgers University
Ph.D., Rutgers University

CARL CATES, 2016 
-Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Communications
-Professor of Strategic Communications

B.A., Abilene Christian University 
M.S., Abilene Christian University
Ph.D., Florida State University

SCOTT GORDON, 2021 
-Dean, Nursing & Health Professions
-Tenured Professor of Exercise Physiology

B.A., Bowdoin College 
M.S., The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

JENNIFER BOULDIN, 2008 
-Interim Dean, College of Sciences and Mathematics
-Professor of Environmental Biology

B.S., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Ph.D., Arkansas State University

CHERISSE JONES-BRANCH, 2003 
-Dean of Graduate School
-James and Wanda Lee Vaughn Endowed Professor of History

B.A., College of Charleston 
M.A., College of Charleston
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

LTC J. MORGAN WEATHERLY, 2022 
-Chair, Independent Department of Military Science
-Professor of Military Science

B.S., Arkansas State University
M.S.S.I., National Intelligence University

JEFF BAILEY, 1992 
-Director, Library

B.A., Morehead State University
M.L.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania