Roz Blagg Named Vice Chancellor at ASU-Mountain Home (Movers & Shakers)


Rosalyn “Roz” Blagg has been named vice chancellor for student services at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. Blagg was hired in 1998 to create the ASU-Jonesboro Degree Center on the ASUMH campus. In 2002, she became registrar and director of admissions, and in 2008, she was named associate vice chancellor for enrollment.

Ron Rainey, an economist with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and co-director of the Southern Risk Management Education Center, has been presented with the Early Career Professional Administrative Leadership Award from the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators.

Peggy Mitchell has been appointed planned giving officer in the Office of Alumni & Development at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Mitchell joined UALR in 2006 to be the first prospect researcher for the university, one year into a comprehensive campaign that exceeded its goal and garnered more than $100 million. She previously worked for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation in Little Rock and Lyon College at Batesville.

Shawnie Carrier has been named chief of staff to Tim Hudson, chancellor of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, effective Sept. 16. Carrier has been president and CEO of the Arkadelphia Regional Development Alliance & Area Chamber of Commerce for the past four years. Also at ASU, Henry Torres has been promoted to chief information officer after serving as interim CIO for six months. Torres has been employed by ASU since 2002 and was previously director of the university’s Interactive Teaching & Technology Center.

Clarinda Foote, director of human resources at Lyon College in Batesville for the past 20 years, has taken on the additional role of director of administration. She will also serve as a liaison to the private college’s board of trustees.

Health Care

Henry Engler has joined ARcare of Augusta as director of human resources. Before joining the nonprofit health care provider, Engler served 24 years as senior territory business manager for Lifescan Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company.

Dr. Clark Smith of Little Rock has joined Arkansas Hospice as a physician for the central Arkansas area. A 2009 graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Smith completed his residency in family practice in 2012 and a fellowship in hospice and palliative care earlier this year.


Madeline L. Kurrus and Thomas H. Wyatt have joined the Quattlebaum Grooms Tull & Burrow law firm as associates. Kurrus is 2013 graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law and will practice litigation in the firm’s Little Rock office. Wyatt graduated in 2013 from the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He will also practice in the area of litigation in the firm’s Little Rock office.