Admissions Counselors

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. He 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.

In-State Admissions

Rafael Arciga Garcia

Rafael Arciga Garcia

Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment

Email: rarciga@uark.edu

Northwest Arkansas

Schedule a virtual chat with Rafael

Rafael Arciga Garcia is an admissions counselor for Northwest Arkansas, and the Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment. 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 Arts in International Relations.


Skyler Ames-Patton

Skyler Ames-Patton

Admissions Counselor

Email: sbames@uark.edu

Northeast Arkansas

Schedule a virtual chat with Skyler

Skyler Ames-Patton is the admissions counselor for Northeast Arkansas. She is originally from Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice in 2017 and a Master of Education degree in Adult and Lifelong Learning in 2019.


Hailey Canada

Hailey Canada

Admissions Counselor

Email: hmcanada@uark.edu

Central Arkansas

Until Dec 1, email jesswill@uark.edu to schedule a chat

Hailey Canada is the Admissions Counselor for Central and Northeast Arkansas. She is originally from the Ozark, Arkansas area, and graduated from County Line High School. She attended Arkansas Tech University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Public Relations and Master of Science in College Student Personnel. Hailey is a regional recruiter based in Conway, Arkansas.


Tara Carr

Tara Carr

Associate Director of Recruitment

Email: taracarr@uark.edu

State-wide

Schedule a virtual chat with Tara

Tara Carr is the Associate Director of Recruitment. She is originally from Texarkana, Texas, and attended Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a concentration in Mass Media. She is currently pursuing a Master of Education in Higher Education at the University of Arkansas.


Sydney Conley

Sydney Conley

Admissions Counselor

Email: sydneyc@uark.edu

Southwest Arkansas

Schedule a virtual chat with Sydney

Sydney Conley is the admissions counselor for Southwest Arkansas. She is from Fayetteville, Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in English and Journalism.


Alex Dowell

Alex Dowell

Admissions Counselor

Email: dowell@uark.edu

Northwest Arkansas

Schedule a virtual chat with Alex

Alex Dowell is an admissions counselor for Northwest Arkansas. Originally from Springfield, Missouri, he graduated from Drury University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Secondary Education and a minor in Global Studies.


Radeanna Garcia

Radeanna Garcia

Admissions Counselor

Email: rigarcia@uark.edu

Central and Southeast Arkansas

Schedule a virtual chat with Radeanna

Radeanna Garcia is the regional admissions counselor for Central Arkansas. She is originally from Hope, AR but now resides in Bryant, AR. 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.


Emil William Scheiderer

Emil William Scheiderer

Admissions Counselor

Email: ewscheid@uark.edu

North Central Arkansas

Schedule a virtual chat with Emil

Emil William Scheiderer IV is an admissions counselor for North Central Arkansas. 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.


Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

Senior Assistant Director

Email: jesswill@uark.edu

Northwest Arkansas

Schedule a virtual chat with Jessica

Jessica Williams is the Northwest Arkansas Senior Assistant Director of Recruitment, as well as the admissions counselor for the Accelerate Student Achievement Program (ASAP). She is originally from El Dorado, Kansas. She graduated from St. Lawrence University in New York with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, and earned a Master in Higher Education at the University of Arkansas in 2018.

Out-of-State Admissions

Jennifer Duncan

Jennifer Fowler

Associate Director for National Recruitment

Email: fowlerj@uark.edu

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

Schedule a virtual chat with Jennifer

Jennifer Fowler is the 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.


Kimberly Clark

Kimberly Clark

Senior Assistant Director

Email: kkclark@uark.edu

Illinois, California, Northeastern USA, Western USA

Schedule a virtual chat with Kimberly

Kimberly Clark is the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for Illinois, California, the Northeastern United States, and the Western United States. She is originally from Michigan and graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management. She also earned a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Services and Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. She is a regional recruiter working out of the Chicago area.


Jaecy Bradford

Jaecy Bradford

Admissions Counselor

Email: jbrad@uark.edu

Kansas, Missouri

Schedule a virtual chat with Jaecy

Jaecy Bradford is the admissions counselor for Kansas and Missouri. She is originally from Garden City, Kansas and graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in General Studies. She also earned a Master of Education in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs from the University of Arkansas. She is a regional recruiter based in the greater Kansas City metro.


Megan Garland

Megan Garland

Admissions Counselor

Email: megang@uark.edu

Tennessee and Southeastern USA

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Megan Garland is the admissions counselor for Tennessee and the Southeastern United States. Originally from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Megan graduated from Belmont University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Social Entrepreneurship.


Lexi Meador

Lexi Meador

Assistant Director

Email: ameador@uark.edu

Fort Worth, Central & South Texas, Colorado

Schedule a virtual chat with Lexi

Lexi Meador is the admissions counselor for Austin, Houston and South Texas (including Denton, Parker, Tarrant counties), as well as Louisiana and Colorado. She is originally from Arlington, Texas and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders. She is a regional recruiter based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.


Brooke Reynolds

Brooke Reynolds

Admissions Counselor

Email: blreyn@uark.edu

Louisiana

Schedule a virtual chat with Brooke

Brooke Reynolds is the admissions counselor for Louisiana. 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 with a concentration in Adult and Lifelong Learning from the University of Arkansas. She is a regional recruiter based out of South Louisiana.


Tyler Simpson

Tyler Simpson

Admissions Counselor

Email: tbsimpso@uark.edu

Oklahoma

Schedule a virtual chat with Tyler

Tyler Simpson is the admissions counselor for Oklahoma. He is originally from Fort Smith, Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith with a Bachelor of Science in English.

Specialized Recruitment

Rafael Arciga Garcia

Rafael Arciga Garcia

Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment

Email: rarciga@uark.edu

Diversity Counselor

Schedule a virtual chat with Rafael

Rafael Arciga Garcia is the Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment. 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 Arts in International Relations.


Sarah Holmes

Sarah Holmes

Admissions Counselor

Email: sarahh@uark.edu

Global Campus

Schedule a virtual chat with Sarah

Sarah Holmes is the admissions counselor for the Global Campus. She is originally from Wichita, Kansas, but graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2017, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Anthropology and minored in Political Science.


Zach Meyer

Zach Meyer

Admissions Counselor

Email: zmeyer@uark.edu

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Schedule a virtual chat with Zach

Zach Meyer is the admissions counselor for Fulbright College. He is from Fayetteville, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Zach is pursuing a Master of Arts in English Literature.


Rachelle Prince

Rachelle Prince

Assistant Director

Email: raprince@uark.edu

Recruitment Communication

Rachelle Prince is an assistant director for recruitment and communications. She is originally from Lincoln, Arkansas. She graduated from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy.


Yesenia Sanderson

Yesenia Sanderson

Coordinator for Student Recruitment

Email: ylopez@uark.edu

College of Education and Health Professions

Schedule a virtual chat with Yesenia

Yesenia Sanderson is the Coordinator for Student Recruitment for the College of Education and Health Professions. She is from Springdale, Arkansas, and graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology.

Transfer Recruitment

Chad Cox

Chad Cox

Associate Director of Transfer Central

Email: chadc@uark.edu

Transfer Central, National Merit Scholars

Schedule a virtual chat with Chad

Originally from Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, Chad Cox is Associate Director of Transfer Central. He also oversees the Transitions Academic Program (TAP) and the recruitment of National Merit Scholars. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from University of the Ozarks and a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas.


Olga Murcia

Olga Murcia

Admissions Counselor

Email: omurcia@uark.edu

Transfer Central

Schedule a virtual chat with Olga

Olga Murcia is an admissions counselor for Transfer Central. Olga is originally from Santa Rosa, California and graduated high school in Springdale, Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies.


Christopher Robinson

Christopher Robinson

Senior Admissions Counselor

Email: carobins@uark.edu

Transfer Central and Diversity Outreach

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Christopher Robinson is an admissions counselor for Transfer Central and Diversity Outreach. Christopher is originally from Houston, TX and graduated high school in North Little Rock. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Computer Information Systems and a Bachelor of Social Work.


Teresa Simpson

Teresa Simpson

Admissions Counselor

Email: tksimpso@uark.edu

Transfer Central

Schedule a virtual chat with Teresa

Teresa Simpson is an admissions counselor for Transfer Central. Teresa is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Slippery Rock University with her Bachelor of Arts in Professional Spanish with a minor in Gender Studies as well as her Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education.