Evans Honored by Harvard (Movers & Shakers)


Harold J. Evans of the University of Arkansas System
Harold J. Evans of the University of Arkansas System

Harold J. Evans, associate vice president of legal and research in the Office of the General Counsel of the University of Arkansas System, has been honored with the Harvard University Miller-Hunn Schools & Scholarship Award. He was recognized for his years of helping to recruit and interview applicants for Harvard, his alma mater.


Stacy Smith, Sonja Wright-McMurray and Teletha Leonard of the Arkansas Department of Education
Stacy Smith, Sonja Wright-McMurray and Teletha Leonard of the Arkansas Department of Education

Stacy Smith, Sonja Wright-McMurray and Teletha Leonard have been appointed to the Arkansas Department of Education team.

Smith has been appointed deputy commissioner of the Division of Elementary & Secondary Education.

Wright-McMurray has been named the senior associate director of the Division of Career & Technical Education.

Leonard will serve as the human resources director of ADE.


Bill Allison

Bill Allison has been selected to lead workforce efforts at National Park College in Hot Springs.

Allison was hired as the college’s vice president on Dec. 1. He was most recently employed at Northwest Florida State College, where he was the director of workforce development, continuing education and adult education.


Alison Wish has joined the University of Central Arkansas in Conway as the director of the Arkansas Coding Academy. Wish has more than 20 years of experience in information technology, most recently serving as senior manager of delivery for Acxiom.

Doug Voss of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway
Doug Voss of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway

Doug Voss, director of the Center for Logistics Education, Advancement & Research at University of Central Arkansas in Conway, has been appointed to the American Transportation Research Institute’s Research Advisory Committee. Voss was named the Scott E. Bennett Arkansas Highway Commission Endowed Chair of motor carrier management in 2015.


Mary Poling, coordinator of interactive communications in information technology at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, was recently named the Extension Service’s 2020 Employee of the Year.

Other Extension Service employees honored include Andrea Price, associate for administration in community, professional and economic development, Early Career Award-Classified Employee; Terrell Davis of Pike County, staff chair, Early Career Award-County Extension Faculty; Matt Fryer, soil health instructor in agriculture and natural resources, Early Career Award-State Extension Faculty; Emily Smith, program associate in community, professional and economic development, Early Career Award-Program Technician/Associate; and Karen Watt DiCicco, digital and information technology innovation manager, Early Career Award-Project/Program Administrator.


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