Terisa Riley Becomes Chancellor at UAFS (NWA Movers & Shakers)


Terisa Riley Becomes Chancellor at UAFS (NWA Movers & Shakers)
Terisa C. Riley, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

Terisa C. Riley assumed the position of chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith on July 1, succeeding Paul Beran, who left UAFS last August after 12 years to become the executive director and CEO of the South Dakota Higher Education Board of Regents. Edward Serna served as interim chancellor, but he left June 30 to become president of the University of Maine at Farmington.

Since 2007, Riley had worked in a variety of student affairs and administrative roles at Texas A&M University-Kingsville — chief student affairs officer, chief financial officer, chief administrator, chief enrollment management officer and, ultimately, senior vice president for student affairs and university administration. Earlier in her career she worked for Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri; Saint Louis University in St. Louis; and Greenville College in Illinois.

Riley earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication and a Master of Arts in higher education administration from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Saint Louis University. She participated in the Governor’s Executive Development Program at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin in the fall of 2010.


John Marcy, a professor at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, was named Industry Leader of the Year by The Poultry Federation.

Marcy has a doctorate in food technology from Iowa State University. He is recognized nationally for his work in hazard analysis and critical control points.


Kevin Fielder has been hired as senior business development manager for TeleComp in Rogers.

Fielder most recently worked with SoloProtect of Coppell, Texas, and before that he worked for 28 years at AT&T. He also has served as an adjunct faculty member for the last 18 years at John Brown University.


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