Undergraduate Admissions Counselors

If you do not see your county or region represented, please reach out to uofa@uark.edu

Matt Hargis

Matt HargisDirector of Recruitment
Email: mhargis@uark.edu 
Text/Call: 479-777-2933

Megan Garland

Megan GarlandAssociate Director of Arkansas Recruitment
Email: megang@uark.edu 
Text/Call: 479-244-2826

Jennifer Fowler

Jennifer FowlerSenior Associate Director for National Recruitment
Email: fowlerj@uark.edu 
Text/Call: 479-244-2945

Chad Cox

Chad CoxAssociate Director of Transfer Central
Email: chadc@uark.edu 
Text/Call: 479-935-9283

In-State Admissions

Megan Garland

Megan Garland

Associate Director of Arkansas Recruitment

Email: megang@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-244-2826

Northwest Arkansas | Fayetteville High School and Haas Hall Campuses

Schedule a chat with Megan

Megan Garland is the Associate Director of Arkansas Recruitment. Her hometown is Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Megan is an alumna of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Social Entrepreneurship. She is now proud to call herself an Arkansan and recently completed her Master of Education in Higher Education from the University of Arkansas. When she’s not working with students in Northwest Arkansas, you will likely find her at the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market with her two dogs.

Brooke Reynolds

Brooke Reynolds

Senior Admissions Counselor

Email: blreyn@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-323-2648

Northwest Arkansas | Counties: Crawford, Franklin, Sebastian, Washington

Schedule a chat with Brooke

Brooke Reynolds is the senior admissions counselor for Northwest Arkansas. She is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she graduated from Louisiana State University in 2016 receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in English. In May 2019 she received her Master of Education from the University of Arkansas. 

Radeanna Garcia

Radeanna Garcia

Assistant Director of Arkansas Recruitment

Email: rigarcia@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-334-0887

Central Arkansas | Counties: Garland, Pulaski, Saline.

Schedule a chat with Radeanna

Radeanna Garcia is the senior admissions counselor for Central Arkansas. She is originally from Hope, Arkansas but now resides in Bryant, Arkansas. She graduated from Henderson State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services. She also earned a Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Arkansas Tech University.

Kayla Gussy Twyford

Kayla Gussy

Admissions Counselor

Email: kgussy@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-789-9182

North Central and Northeast Arkansas | Counties: Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy

Schedule a chat with Kayla

Kayla Gussy Twyford is the admissions counselor for North Central and Northeast Arkansas. A graduate of Flippin High School, Kayla attended the University of Arkansas, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science. She is currently pursing a Master of Education in Special Education.

Malloree Murdock

Malloree Murdock

Admissions Counselor

Email: mdmurdoc@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-334-0402

Central Arkansas and River Valley | Counties: Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Johnson, Logan, Montgomery, Perry, Polk, Pope, Scott, Van Buren, Yell, 

Schedule a chat with Malloree

Malloree Murdock is an admissions counselor for Southwest Arkansas. She is from Russellville, Arkansas and graduated from Arkansas Tech University with degrees in Spanish and international studies. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Communication at the University of Arkansas.

Dorothy Spector

Dorothy Spector

Admissions Counselor

Email: despecto@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-252-9596

North Central, Northeast Arkansas | Counties: Baxter, Clay, Craighead, Fulton, Greene, Independence, Izard, Lawrence, Randolf, Sharp, Stone

Schedule a chat with Dorothy

Dorothy Spector is the admissions counselor for North Central and Northeast Arkansas. She is originally from Miami, Florida but now resides in Northwest Arkansas. She is an alumna of Boston University where she received her degree in political science. After, she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, and a Master of Public Service degree from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. 

Emily Hartle

Emily Hartle

Admissions Counselor

Email: ehartle@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-309-1705

Central and Eastern Arkansas | Counties: Cross, Crittenden, Jackson, Lee, Lonoke, Mississippi, Monroe, Poinsett, Prairie, St. Francis, White, Woodruff

Schedule a chat with Emily

Emily Hartle is the regional admissions counselor for the Delta and Southern Arkansas. She is originally from the Central Arkansas area, where she graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications and Public Relations and a Master of Science in Health and Behavioral Sciences.

Alexandria Taylor

Alexandria Taylor

Admissions Counselor

Email: alt046@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-322-3770

Southwest Arkansas | Counties: Clark, Columbia, Hempstead, Howard, Hot Spring, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Pike, Sevier
Bowie County, TX

Schedule a chat with Allie

Alexandria (Allie) Taylor is the regional recruiter for Southwest Arkansas. She is originally from Bismarck, AR but now resides in Hot Springs, AR. She graduated from Henderson State University with a Bachelor of Integrated Studies in 2020 then graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration in 2021

Erin Anders

Erin Anders

Admissions Counselor

Email: ea047@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-341-5032

Southeast Arkansas | Counties: Ashley, Arkansas, Bradley, Calhoun, Cleveland, Chicot, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson, Lincoln, Ouachita, Philips, Union

Schedule a chat with Erin

Erin Anders is an admissions counselor for the University of Arkansas, serving students in Southeast Arkansas. She is a Northwest Arkansas native and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2016, where she received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education.

Out-of-State Admissions

Jennifer Fowler

Jennifer Fowler

Senior Associate Director for National Recruitment

Email: fowlerj@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-244-2945

Dallas (Collin, Dallas, Rockwall counties) and East Texas

Schedule a chat with Jennifer

Jennifer Fowler is the Senior Associate Director for National Recruitment. She 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, particularly serving the Dallas area (Collin, Dallas, and Rockwall counties) and East Texas.

Charles Robinson

Charles Robinson

Admissions Counselor

Email: cr075@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-252-9678

Central and South Texas (including Houston, Austin, and San Antonio)

Schedule a chat with Charles

Charles Robinson is an admissions counselor for the University of Arkansas. He is based in Houston, and he serves the Houston area and south central Texas, including Austin and San Antonio. He graduated spring of 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Business management and a Bachelor of art in Music.

Sara Wood

Sara Wood

Admissions Counselor

Email: sjw026@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-244-2959

Fort Worth (Tarrant, Denton, Parker counties), West Texas, Colorado, Western US

Schedule a chat with Sara

Sara Wood is an admissions counselor who is based in Fort Worth. She serves the Fort Worth area, West Texas, and the western United States. Though she is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she considers Arkansas home and graduated high school in Huntsville, Arkansas. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.

Veronica Adams

Veronica Adams

Admissions Counselor

Email: vladams@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-346-4127

Louisiana

Schedule a chat with Veronica

Veronica Adams is an Admissions Counselor based in Lafayette, and serves the state of Louisiana. Originally from California, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Arkansas.

Kasey Schroeder

Kasey Shroeder

Admissions Counselor

Email: kas062@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-309-3643

Tennessee, Southeast United States

Schedule a chat with Kasey

Kasey Schroeder is the admissions counselor for Tennessee and the Southeast. Originally from Edwardsville Illinois, she graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2023 with a degree in communications.

Kendra Brown

Kendra Brown

Admissions Counselor

Email: klb053@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-279-7901

Oklahoma

Schedule a chat with Kendra

Kendra Brown is an admissions counselor for the state of Oklahoma. Originally from Greenwood, Arkansas, she attended the University of Arkansas and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Miriam Phwandaphwanda

Miriam Phwandaphwanda

Admissions Counselor

Email: mfphwand@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-551-5266

Kansas, Western Missouri, Midwest US

Schedule a chat with Miriam

Miriam Phwandaphwanda is the admissions counselor for Kansas, western Missouri, and the midwestern US. She is originally from Conway, AR and is a Conway High School graduate. Miriam attended the University of Central Arkansas, where she was a part of the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College, and she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing with a minor in film.

April Bauer

April Bauer

Admissions Counselor

Email: ab372@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-799-7156

Eastern Missouri, Illinois, Northeast US

Schedule a chat with April

April Bauer is an admissions counselor who is based in the St. Louis metro area.  She serves East Missouri, Illinois, and the Northeast region of the United States.  She is originally from Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Specialized College Recruitment

Madeline Bray

Madaline Bray

Coordinator of Student Recruitment

Email: mlb027@uark.edu

Fay Jones School of Architecture

Madeline Bray is the Coordinator of Student Recruitment for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. A graduate of Russellville High School, Madeline attended the University of Arkansas, where she earned a B.S.E. in Educational Studies and an M. Ed. in Higher Education.

Charlee Holland

Charlee Holland

Coordinator for Student Recruitment

Email: charleeh@uark.edu

College of Education and Health Professions

 Schedule a chat with Charlee

Charlee Holland is the Coordinator of Student Recruitment for the College of Education and Health Professions. She is originally from White Hall, Arkansas but graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2019 where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Game and Interactive Media Design

Teresa Simpson

Teresa Simpson

Assistant Director for Student Recruitment, Outreach, and Summer Progams

Email: tksimpso@uark.edu

College of Engineering

Teresa is the Assistant Director for Recruitment, Outreach, and Summer Programs for the College of Engineering. Her hometown is Cranberry Township, PA. Teresa completed both her Bachelor degree as well as her Masters in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Slippery Rock University.

Laykyn Rainbolt

Laykyn Rainbolt

Coordinator for Student Recruitment

Email: lrainbol@uark.edu

Dale Bumper College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences

Laykyn is the Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Recruitment for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. Originally from Marshall, Arkansas, she graduated from North Arkansas College before transferring to the University of Arkansas completing a Bachelors of Animal Science and Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology in Bumpers College.

Emil William Scheiderer

Emil William Scheiderer

Coordinator for Student Recruitment

Email: ewscheid@uark.edu

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Schedule a chat with Emil

Emil William Scheiderer IV is the Coordinator for Student Recruitment for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. He is originally from Stuttgart, Arkansas, and he graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Spanish and German.

Christopher Robinson

Chris Robinson

Assistant Director for Transfer Recruitment

Email: carobins@uark.edu

College of Engineering

Christopher Robinson is the Assistant Director for Transfer Recruitment and Success for the College of Engineering. He attended the University of Arkansas where he completed bachelor degrees in both Computer Information Systems and Social Work.

Online Recruitment

Brett Reinert

Brett Reinert

Admissions Counselor

Email: breinert@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-346-4165

Schedule a chat with Brett


Brett Reinert is the shared admissions counselor for the University of Arkansas Global Campus. He is originally from Springdale, Arkansas, but attended the University of Central Arkansas where he received Bachelors of Art degrees in History and Political Science. He additionally received his Master of Arts in History from Arizona State University.

 

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Transfer Recruitment

Chad Cox

Chad Cox

Associate Director of Transfer Central

Email: chadc@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-935-9283

Transfer Central, National Merit Scholars

Schedule a chat with Chad

Chad Cox is Associate Director of Transfer Central. He graduated from the University of the Ozarks with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas.  He’s an active member of ArkACRAO and SACRAO, professional associations for educational professionals.

Jon Swain

Jon Swain

Admissions Counselor for Transfer Central

NWACC/TAP

Email: jcswain@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-391-2867

Transfer Central

Schedule a virtual chat with Jon

Originally from Noxapater, Mississippi, Jon Swain is an Admissions Counselor for Transfer Central and Coordinator of the Transitions Academic Program. He works with students transferring from NorthWest Arkansas Community College to the University of Arkansas. Jon was also a transfer student, receiving an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts from East Mississippi Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Mississippi State University. He also holds a Master of Science in Exercise Science from the University of North Alabama. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Communication at the University of Arkansas.

Natt Watthanaphuti

Natt Watthanaphuti

Admissions Counselor for Transfer Central

Email: nw027@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-269-3534

Transfer Central

Schedule a virtual chat with Natt

Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Natt Watthanaphuti is an Admission Counselor for Transfer Central. He works with transfer students from East Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Alex Mardian

Alex Mardian

Admissions Counselor for Transfer Central

Email: apwillia@uark.edu
Text/Call: 479-551-5368

Transfer Central

Schedule a chat with Alex

Alex Mardian is an admissions counselor for Transfer Central.  Alex works with students from West Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas.  Originally from Warwick, Rhode Island, Alex is a proud graduate of the University of Arkansas and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Public Relations.