Admissions Counselors

Matt Hargis

Matt Hargis

Director of Recruitment

Email: mhargis@uark.edu

Matt Hargis is the 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

Assistant Dean for Diversity Recruitment

Email: rarciga@uark.edu

Northwest Arkansas and Diversity (Washington, Benton, Madison, Sevier, and Carroll Counties)

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Rafael Arciga Garcia is the Assistant Dean for Diversity Recruitment. He is a former undocumented student originally from Michoacán, Mexico. Rafael graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Latin American studies, and in 2018 he earned a Master degree in Higher Education.


Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

Associate Director for Arkansas Recruitment

Email: jesswill@uark.edu

Northwest Arkansas (Washington, Benton, Crawford, Franklin, and Newton Counties)

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Jessica Williams is the Northwest Arkansas Associate 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 of Education in Higher Education at the University of Arkansas in 2018.


Hailey Canada

Hailey Canada

Senior Admissions Counselor

Email: hmcanada@uark.edu

Central Arkansas and the River Valley

Schedule a chat with Hailey

Hailey Canada is the senior admissions counselor for Central Arkansas and the River Valley region of the state. 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.


Brock Daniels

Brock Daniels

Admissions Counselor

Email: bcdaniel@uark.edu

Northwest Arkansas (Washington, Benton, Sebastian, Boone, and Scott Counties)

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Brock Daniels is an admissions counselor for Northwest Arkansas. He is originally from the Central Arkansas area, and graduated from Greenbrier High School. Brock attended the University of Arkansas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Poultry Science, a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, and a Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics.


Alex Dowell

Alex Dowell

Assistant Director for New Student Orientation & Recruitment

Email: dowell@uark.edu

State-wide

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Alex Dowell is the Assistant Director for New Student Orientation. 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

Senior Admissions Counselor

Email: rigarcia@uark.edu

Central Arkansas

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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

Kayla Gussy

Admissions Counselor

Email: kgussy@uark.edu

North Central and Northeast Arkansas

Kayla Gussy 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.


Emily Hartle

Emily Hartle

Admissions Counselor

Email: ehartle@uark.edu

Delta and Southern Arkansas

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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.


Malloree Murdock

Malloree Murdock

Admissions Counselor

Email: mdmurdoc@uark.edu

Southwest Arkansas

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.

Out-of-State Admissions

Jennifer Fowler

Jennifer Fowler

Senior Associate Director for National Recruitment

Email: fowlerj@uark.edu

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

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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.


Veronica Adams

Veronica Adams

Admissions Counselor

Email: vladams@uark.edu

Tennessee and Southeast US

Veronica Adams is the Admissions Counselor for Tennessee and the Southeast US. Originally from California, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Arkansas.


Roderick Fields

Roderick Fields

Admissions Counselor

Email: rlfields@uark.edu

Eastern Missouri, Illinois, Northeast US

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Roderick Fields is the Northeast Regional Admissions Counselor. He is from St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Construction Careers Center Charter High School. He attended The University of Missouri (Mizzou), earning a Bachelor of Science in Sports Venue Management with a minor in Business Management. He also earned a Master of Education in Recreation and Sport Management from The University of Arkansas in 2022. Roderick is currently based out of St. Louis particularly serving the St. Louis area, Chicago, and Southern Illinois.


Jordan Jeffers

Jordan Jeffers

Admissions Counselor

Email: jj079@uark.edu

Oklahoma

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Jordan Jeffers is the admissions counselor for the state of Oklahoma. She is originally from the Tulsa, Oklahoma area and graduated from Catoosa High School. Jordan attended Oklahoma State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences – Allied Health in 2019 and her Master of Science in Health and Human Performance – Applied Exercise Science in 2021.


Brooke Reynolds

Brooke Reynolds

Senior Admissions Counselor

Email: blreyn@uark.edu

Louisiana

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Brooke Reynolds is the senior 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.


Charles Robinson

Charles Robinson

Admissions Counselor

Email: cr075@uark.edu

Central & South Texas (inc. Austin, San Antonio, Houston)

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Charles Robinson is an admissions counselor for the Houston area and south and central Texas. He graduated spring of 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Business management and a Bachelor of art in Music. He is a regional recruiter based out of Houston.


Addison Sottile

Addison Sottile

Admissions Counselor

Email: aesottil@uark.edu

Kansas, Western Missouri, Midwest US

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Addison Sottile is the admissions counselor for Kansas, western Missouri, and the midwestern US. Addison is originally from Saint Louis, Missouri and graduated from Ursuline Academy High School. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science.


Sara Wood

Sara Wood

Admissions Counselor

Email: sjw026@uark.edu

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

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

Specialized Recruitment

Rafael Arciga Garcia

Rafael Arciga Garcia

Assistant Dean for Diversity Recruitment

Email: rarciga@uark.edu

Diversity Counselor

Schedule a chat with Rafael

Rafael Arciga Garcia is the Assistant Dean for Diversity Recruitment. He is a former undocumented student originally from Michoacán, Mexico. Rafael graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Latin American studies, and in 2018 he earned a Master degree in Higher Education.


Emma Anderson

Emma Anderson

Admissions Counselor

Email: ea030@uark.edu

Online Programs

Emma Anderson is the Admission Counselor for Online Programs. She is originally from Hoxie, Arkansas, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from College of the Ozarks.


Megan Garland

Megan Garland

Admissions Counselor

Email: megang@uark.edu

Walton College of Business

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Megan Garland is an admissions counselor for the Walton College of Business. Originally from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Megan graduated from Belmont University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Social Entrepreneurship.


Sarah Holmes

Sarah Holmes

Coordinator for New Student Orientation

Email: sarahh@uark.edu

Schedule a chat with Sarah

Sarah Holmes is the Coordinator for New Student Orientation. 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.


Rachelle Prince

Rachelle Prince

Associate Director

Email: raprince@uark.edu

Recruitment Communication

Rachelle Prince is an Associate 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.


Emil William Scheiderer

Emil William Scheiderer

Coordinator for Student Recruitment

Email: ewscheid@uark.edu

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

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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.


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Lauren Selby

Coordinator of Student Recruitment for the College of Education and Health Professions

Email: ls051@uark.edu

College of Education and Health Professions

Lauren Selby is the Coordinator of Student Recruitment, within the College of Education and Health Professions. She is originally from Monticello, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2017 and 2019. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Sport Management.


Riley Wilson

Riley Wilson

Admissions Counselor

Email: rileywil@uark.edu

Diversity Counselor

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Riley Wilson is an admissions counselor for Diversity Recruitment. Originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas, he graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology.

Transfer Recruitment

Chad Cox

Chad Cox

Associate Director of Transfer Central

Email: chadc@uark.edu

Transfer Central, National Merit Scholars

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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.


Kyle Swallow

Kyle Swallow

Admissions Counselor

Email: kswallow@uark.edu

Transfer Central

Kyle Swallow is an admissions counselor working with Northwest Arkansas Community College transfer students and the Transitions Academic Program (TAP). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Utah Valley University and a Master of Science in Instruction and Curriculum from Eastern Oregon University. He is pursuing a Doctor of Education in Higher Education from the University of Southern Mississippi.