Meet your admissions counselor

Campus Visits

Matt Hargis

Matt Hargis

Senior Associate Director for Recruitment

Email: mhargis@uark.edu

Matt Hargis is the Senior Associate Director for Recruitment, heading up the campus visit program. Matt is originally from Texarkana, Texas, and he graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a marketing major.

Kristen Davidson

Kristen Davidson

Tour Coordinator

Email: kparnell@uark.edu
Kristen Davidson is the Tour Coordinator and the advisor for the Student Ambassador program. She is from Fayetteville, Arkansas, and she is currently working on her undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas.
Karrie Larson

Karrie Larson

Administrative Specialist II

Email: kblarson@uark.edu

Karrie Larson is the Administrative Specialist working with scheduling campus visits for prospective students. Originally from Michigan, Karrie currently lives in Fayetteville and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, with an emphasis in Native American Culture.

In-State Admissions

Tanner Burge

Tanner Burge

Admissions Counselor

Email: tburge@uark.edu

Southeast Arkansas, Western Louisiana

Tanner Burge is the Admissions Counselor for Southeast Arkansas and Western Louisiana. Tanner is originally from Magnolia, AR and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Business Education in 2012. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Education in Career & Technical Education.

Tara Carr

Tara Carr

Admissions Counselor

Email: taracarr@uark.edu

Central Arkansas

Tara Carr is the Admissions Counselor for Central Arkansas. Tara was born and raised in Texarkana, TX, but spent eight years living in Virginia. She attended Longwood University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a concentration in Mass Media. 

Mary Eikenberry

Mary Eikenberry

Admissions Counselor

Email: maryeik@uark.edu

Northwest Arkansas

Mary Eikenberry is an Admissions Counselor for Northwest Arkansas. She is originally from Conway, Arkansas. Mary graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science in 2011, and a Master of Science in Food Science in 2013. 

Matt Mustain

Matt Mustain

Admissions Counselor

Email: mdmustai@uark.edu

Southeast USA

Matt Mustain is an Admissions Counselor for Southeast USA. He is originally from Springdale, Arkansas, and he graduated from Henderson State University in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of General Studies emphasizing in business and aviation.

Out-of-State Admissions

Jennifer Duncan

Jennifer Duncan

Associate Director for Out-of-State Recruitment

Email: jaduncan@uark.edu

Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas

Jennifer Duncan is the Associate Director for Out-of-State Recruitment. Jennifer is originally from Jasper, Arkansas, and she graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in accounting. She currently resides in Dallas as a regional recruiter for the University of Arkansas.

Kimberly Clark

Kimberly Clark

Assistant Director

Email: kkclark@uark.edu

California, Western USA

Kimberly is originally from Gladstone, Michigan. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management. She also graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Services and Administration. She is a regional recruiter working out of the San Diego area.

Torrey Eason

Torrey Eason

Admissions Counselor

Email: teason@uark.edu

Chicago, North Central USA

Torrey Eason is the Admissions Counselor for Chicago. Torrey is originally from Dallas, Texas and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2010 with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication. Torrey also graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Masters of Education in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Student Affairs in 2012. He is a regional recruiter working out of the Chicago area.

Suzanne Hill

Suzanne Hill

Admissions Counselor

Email: suzanneh@uark.edu

Missouri, Kansas

Suzanne Hill is the Admissions Counselor for Missouri and Kansas. Suzanne is originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and she graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, with a concentration in advertising and public relations.

Dacia McBryde

Dacia McBryde

Admissions Counselor

Email: daciam@uark.edu

South Texas

Dacia McBryde is the admissions counselor for the South Texas region. Originally from Van Alstyne, TX, she attended the University of Arkansas and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and in 2013 with a Master's Degree in Community Health Promotion.

Holly Moore

Holly Moore

Senior Assistant Director

Email: hollym@uark.edu

Oklahoma

Holly Moore is the Senior Assistant Director for Oklahoma. Holly is originally from Memphis, Tennessee, and she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Arkansas in 2009 and a Masters of Education in Adult and Lifelong Learning in 2012. Holly is a regional recruiter working out of the Oklahoma City area.

Specialized Recruitment

Rafael Arciga Garcia

Rafael Arciga Garcia

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for Diversity

Email: rarciga@uark.edu

Diversity Counselor

Rafael Arciga Garcia is the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for Diversity. Rafael is originally from Mexico, but he came to Arkansas at the age of fourteen. Rafael graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations.

Jake Ayo

Jake Ayo

Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Recruitment, COEHP

Email: ayo@uark.edu

College of Education and Health Professions

Jake is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Northeastern State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education. He also holds a Bachelor of General Studies with a focus in social sciences. Jake is the recruiter for the College of Education and Health Professions.

Emerald Hames

Emerald Hames

Assistant Director for Native American Outreach

Email: ehames@uark.edu

Native American Outreach, Midwest USA

Emerald is the Assistant Director for Native American Outreach. Originally from Hawkins Bar, California, Emerald graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and she spent her final year studying at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

John Moore

John Moore

Assistant Director

Email: johnm@uark.edu

Transfer Students

John is the Assistant Director for Transfer Central. He is originally from Malvern, Arkansas, and he graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Science in 1995. He also graduated from Webster University with a  Master of Arts in Human Resource Development and has completed additional coursework in leadership and management.

Lauren Villareal

Lauren Villareal

Assistant Director

Email: lvillare@uark.edu

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Lauren Villareal is the Assistant Director of Admissions for Fulbright. Lauren is originally from Dallas, Texas, but she traveled to Denver, Colorado, to attend Regis University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.