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University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

Education / Manufacturing / Transportation

UAFS Awarded $1M in Workforce Readiness Grants

The university's advanced manufacturing program received $700,000, while its transportation programs received the rest. read more >
Jason Byrd of the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Education

Byrd Named Library Leader at UAFS (Movers & Shakers)

Jason Byrd has been selected to lead the Boreham Library at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. read more >
Business Services / Education / Nonprofits

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute CEO Marta Loyd Retiring

She has led the nonprofit since 2014. read more >
Blake Johnson of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Media & Marketing

Chatman Returns to Williams Baptist (Movers & Shakers)

Tim Chatman will join his alma mater, Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, as dean of students, effective in October. read more >
Christy Valentine of Hytrol Conveyor Co. in Jonesboro
Education / Manufacturing

Hytrol Conveyor Receives Valentine (Movers & Shakers)

Christy Valentine has joined Hytrol Conveyor Co. in Jonesboro as manager of academic partnerships. read more >
UCA President Houston Davis called the Windgate Center for Fine & Performing Arts a “game-changer.”
Construction / Education / Investments / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Windgate Fuels Boom In Building for the ArtsLock Icon

The Windgate Foundation is transforming arts education in Arkansas one building at a time. read more >
Education

UAFS Professors Awarded $74K in Grants

Two professors at the college of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith get grants totaling more than $74,000. read more >
Clockwise from left: Brian Hutchins, Katie Grayham and Amy Beam of Edafio Technology Partners in North Little Rock
Business Services / Education

Hutchins, Grayham Advance at Edafio (Movers & Shakers)

Brian Hutchins, a CPA with 15 years of accounting experience, has been promoted to chief financial officer at Edafio Technology Partners in North Little Rock. read more >
James Bell of the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Education / Media & Marketing

Bell Moves to Bentonville Chamber (NWA Movers & Shakers)

James Bell has joined the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce as vice president of economic development, entrepreneurship and innovation. read more >
Andy Johnson of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Education / Legal

Johnson Named Admissions Director at UAFS (Movers & Shakers)

Andy Johnson has been hired by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith as director of admissions. read more >
Dechantria Wallace
Education

Wallace Honored by UA Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

Dechantria Wallace was selected by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as the Outstanding Academic Advisor of 2020. read more >
UAFS' Derek Goodson uses a 3-D printer to make a face shield component.
Education / Health Care / Manufacturing

UAFS, UA Little Rock Use 3-D Printers to Make Face Shield Parts

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are using 3-D printers to make face shields for the state's health care workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >
Windgate Art & Design at UAFS, a state-of-the-art gallery, workspace, classroom and office building built with a $15.5 million gift from the Windgate Foundation.
Tourism

UAFS Announces $1.7M in Windgate Foundation Donations

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith says it will receive three donations totaling more than $1.7 million from the Windgate Foundation. read more >
Health Care

UAFS Gets $1.8M Grant for Early Childhood Professional Development

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s School of Education has received a $1.8 million grant that will allow it to offer more free professional development to the state’s early childhood educators. read more >
James Ibison with Ibison Masons prepares to cut a decorative stone for Gateway Park at the east entrance of downtown Fort Smith.
Construction / Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Tourism

Fort Smith Fights to Find Its ‘Best Version’Lock Icon

Fort Smith’s growth lags behind that of Little Rock and northwest Arkansas, but city leaders say there is cause for optimism. read more >
Terisa C. Riley, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Education

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

Terisa C. Riley assumed the position of chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith on July 1, succeeding Paul Beran. read more >
Dr. Sara Tariq of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Health Care

Sara Tariq Promoted to Associate Dean at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Sara Tariq has been named to the new position of associate dean for student affairs in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. read more >
Terisa Riley

Bobbitt to Recommend Terisa Riley As Chancellor at UA Fort Smith

University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt says he will recommend Terisa Riley as the next chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. read more >
Andrea Ritchie, CJRW
Education / Media & Marketing

Andrea Ritchie Brings PR Experience to CJRW (NWA Movers & Shakers)

Andrea Ritchie has joined CJRW’s northwest Arkansas office in Springdale as an account executive. read more >
Blake Rickman, vice chancellor for advancement, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Education / Media & Marketing

Blake Rickman Sees Opportunity with New Role at UAFS (Movers & Shakers)

Blake Rickman has been appointed to serve as the vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and as executive director of the UAFS Foundation. read more >