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


Tara Carr

Tara Carr

Assistant Director

Email: taracarr@uark.edu

State-wide

Tara Carr is the Interim 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

Assistant Director

Email: chadc@uark.edu

State-wide

Chad Cox is Assistant Director of Recruitment for all of Arkansas. He graduated from the University of the Ozarks with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre.


Hayley Cole

Hayley Cole

Admissions Counselor

Email: hpcole@uark.edu

Central Arkansas

Hayley Cole is the Admissions Counselor for Central Arkansas. Originally from Rogers, Arkansas, Hayley graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science.


Heather Edge

Heather Edge

Admissions Counselor

Email: hedge@uark.edu

Northwest Arkansas

Heather Edge is an Admissions Counselor for Northwest Arkansas. She is originally from the Northwest Arkansas area and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Social Work. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Education in Human Resources and Workforce Development.


Rafael Arciga Garcia

Rafael Arciga Garcia

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for Diversity

Email: rarciga@uark.edu

Northwest Arkansas

Rafael Arciga Garcia is an Admissions Counselor for Northwest Arkansas and 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 Arts in International Relations.


Michelle King

Michelle King

Admissions Counselor

Email: mjking@uark.edu

Northwest Arkansas

Michelle King is an Admissions Counselor for the Northwest Arkansas region. She is originally from Carson, California. Michelle graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a minor in Applied Psychology and Education in 2014. She also recently earned a Master of Education in Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from the University of Arkansas in 2016.


Taylor Power

Taylor Power

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.


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

Regional Associate Director for Recruitment

Email: fowlerj@uark.edu

Dallas/Fort Worth and North Texas; Missouri & Kansas (interim)

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

Regional Assistant Director

Email: kkclark@uark.edu

Illinois, California, and Northeastern USA

Kimberly Clark is the Assistant Director of Admissions for Illinois, Southern California, and the Northeastern United States. She 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 Chicago area.


Sierra Hayes

Sierra Hayes

Admissions Counselor

Email: sbhayes@uark.edu

Tennessee and Southeastern USA

Sierra Hayes is the Admissions Counselor for Tennessee and the Southeastern US. She is originally from Springdale, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership in 2014.


Matt Hutchins

Matt Hutchins

Admissions Counselor

Email: mahutchi@uark.edu

Oklahoma

Matt Hutchins is the Admissions Counselor for Oklahoma. He is originally from Roland, Oklahoma. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and a Master of Science in International Studies from Oklahoma State University.


Lexi Meador

Lexi Meador

Admissions Counselor

Email: ameador@uark.edu

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

Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: raprince@uark.edu

Colorado and Western USA

Rachelle Prince is an Admissions Counselor for Colorado, Northern California, 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. 

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 Arts in International Relations.


Chad Cox

Chad Cox

Assistant Director

Email: chadc@uark.edu

Campus Recruitment and National Merit Scholars

Chad Cox is the 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.


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.


Liz Lee

Liz Lee

Admissions Counselor

Email: lizlee@uark.edu

College of Education and Health Professions

Liz Lee is the recruiter for the College of Education and Health Professions. Originally from Bryant, Arkansas, Liz graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education in 2012 and a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2013.


Christopher Robinson

Christopher Robinson

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.


Paige Serzen

Paige Serzen

Admissions Counselor

Email: serzen@uark.edu

Transfer Central

Paige Serzen is an Admissions Counselor for Transfer Central, providing guidance for incoming transfer students to the University of Arkansas. She is originally from Durango, Colorado and graduated magna cum laude from Auburn University with a degree in public relations in May 2016.