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.


Kaley Brydon

Kaley Brydon

Assistant Tour Coordinator

Email: kebrydon@uark.edu

Kaley Brydon is the Assistant Tour Coordinator at the University of Arkansas. She is a native of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and graduated from the U of A in 2011, where she majored in Communication and minored in Art/Visual Design.

In-State Admissions


Rafael Arciga Garcia

Rafael Arciga Garcia

Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment

Email: rarciga@uark.edu

Northwest Arkansas

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.


Cordale Boyd

Cordale Boyd

Admissions Counselor

Email: cordale@uark.edu

Northwest Arkansas

Cordale Boyd is an Admissions Counselor for Northwest Arkansas. He is originally from Memphis, TN. He graduated from the University of Arkansas where he earned a degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice, and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration.


Tara Carr

Tara Carr

Senior Assistant Director

Email: taracarr@uark.edu

State-wide

Tara Carr is the Senior Assistant Director of New Student Orientation and an in-state admissions counselor. She was born and raised in Texarkana, Texas, 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.


Chad Cox

Chad Cox

Senior Assistant Director

Email: chadc@uark.edu

State-wide

Chad Cox is Senior Assistant Director of Recruitment for all of Arkansas and assists with New Student Orientation. He graduated from the University of the Ozarks with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and is originally from Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. He is pursuing a Master of Science in Operations Management.


Maci Edwards

Maci Edwards

Admissions Counselor

Email: macie@uark.edu

Eastern Arkansas

Maci Edwards is an admissions counselor for Eastern Arkansas. She has lived in Arkansas for ten years. As an undergraduate she studied sociology and studied abroad in Ghana and Cuba. Maci has completed graduate courses in geography and geosciences at the University of Arkansas and enjoys exploring the world.


Taylor Power

Taylor Power

Senior Admissions Counselor

Email: tjpower@uark.edu

Southwest Arkansas

Taylor Power is the admissions counselor for Southwest Arkansas. She is originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Taylor graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.


Guadalupe Rodriguez

Guadalupe Rodriguez

Admissions Counselor

Email: grodri@uark.edu

Global Campus & Central Arkansas

Guadalupe Rodriguez is an admissions counselor for Global Campus and Central Arkansas. Originally from Houston, Texas, Guadalupe graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.


Yesenia Sanderson

Yesenia Sanderson

Admissions Counselor

Email: ylopez@uark.edu

North Central Arkansas

Yesenia Sanderson is the admissions counselor for North Central Arkansas. She is from Springdale, Arkansas, and graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology.


Isabel Villanueva

Isabel Villanueva

Admissions Counselor

Email: isabelv@uark.edu

Central Arkansas

Isabel Villanueva is the admissions counselor for Central Arkansas. She is originally from Westchester County, New York and graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Science & Technology Studies.


Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

Senior Assistant Director

Email: jesswill@uark.edu

Eastern Arkansas

Jessica Williams is the Eastern Arkansas Senior Assistant Director of Recruitment. 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 is currently pursuing a Master in Higher Education at the University of Arkansas.

Out-of-State Admissions

Jennifer Duncan

Jennifer Fowler

Associate Director for National Recruitment

Email: fowlerj@uark.edu

Dallas and North Texas

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, and Northeastern USA

Kimberly Clark is the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for Illinois, California, and the Northeastern 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.


Brook East

Admissions Counselor

Email: beeast@uark.edu

Oklahoma

Brook East is the admissions counselor for Oklahoma. Originally from Royse City, Texas, Brook graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is currently working on a Master of Education in Higher Education concentrating in Student Affairs.


Lexi Meador

Lexi Meador

Assistant Director

Email: ameador@uark.edu

Fort Worth, Central & South Texas, Louisiana

Lexi Meador is the admissions counselor for Austin, Houston and South Texas as well as Louisiana. 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.


Rachelle Prince

Rachelle Prince

Assistant Director

Email: raprince@uark.edu

Colorado and Western USA

Rachelle Prince is an admissions counselor for Colorado and the Western United States. 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. She is a regional recruiter working out of the Denver area.


Lauren Samuelson

Admissions Counselor

Email: lesamuel@uark.edu

Kansas & Missouri

Lauren Samuelson is the admissions counselor for Kansas and Missouri. She is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana. She graduated from Centre College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Baylor University with a Masters in Higher Education.


Paige Serzen

Paige Serzen

Senior Admissions Counselor

Email: serzen@uark.edu

Tennessee and Southeastern USA

Paige Serzen is the admissions counselor for Tennessee and the Southeastern US. She is originally from Durango, Colorado and graduated magna cum laude from Auburn University with a degree in public relations in May 2016.

Specialized Recruitment

Rafael Arciga Garcia

Rafael Arciga Garcia

Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment

Email: rarciga@uark.edu

Diversity Counselor

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.


Chad Cox

Chad Cox

Senior Assistant Director

Email: chadc@uark.edu

Campus Recruitment and National Merit Scholars

Chad Cox is the Senior Assistant Director of Recruitment for National Merit Scholars. He works with National Merit Scholars from all geographic areas and graduated from the University of the Ozarks with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Originally from Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, he is pursuing a Master of Science in Operations Management.


Zach Meyer

Zach Meyer

Admissions Counselor

Email: zmeyer@uark.edu

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

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.


Olga Murcia

Olga Murcia

Admissions Counselor

Email: omurcia@uark.edu

Transfer Central

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

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.


Bailey Younger

Bailey Younger

Admissions Counselor

Email: byounger@uark.edu

College of Education and Health Professions

Bailey Younger is the admissions counselor for the College of Education and Health Professions. She is originally from Bentonville, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management in May 2018.