Ashley Bennett Named Director of Institutional Development at ASMSA (Movers & Shakers)

Ashley Bennett
Ashley Bennett (ASMSA)

Ashley Bennett has been hired as director of institutional development at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts. She recently served as associate director of development at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources has hired Kevin Boston and Marco Yáñez as professors.

Jennifer Bouldin
Jennifer Bouldin (ASU)

Jennifer Bouldin has been promoted to dean of the College of Sciences & Mathematics at Arkansas State University of Jonesboro. She had served as the interim dean for a year.

Elizabeth Underwood
Elizabeth Underwood (ATU)

Elizabeth Underwood has been promoted to director of marketing at Arkansas Tech University of Russellville. She has served as an interim marketing leader since 2022.

Maggie Ryan
Maggie Ryan (Little Rock Public Radio)

Maggie Ryan has been hired as host of “All Things Considered” at Little Rock Public Radio.

(From left) Gabrielle Confer and Lauren Samuelson
(From left) Gabrielle Confer and Lauren Samuelson (Camp Aldersgate)

Gabrielle Confer has been hired as grant coordinator/development associate at Camp Aldersgate of Little Rock. She will be responsible for researching and writing grants, as well as assisting in other fundraising initiatives and donor relations. Additionally, Lauren Samuelson has been hired as development officer. She will foster community relations, help execute fundraising events and create strategies to secure funding.

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