Search Committee

The University of Arkansas System President, Dr. Donald Bobbitt, appointed a Chancellor Search Committee who will work to identify qualified candidates for the position of chancellor.  Upon completion of the campus interviews and compilation of input from stakeholder groups, the committee will provide information on the qualified candidates to Dr. Bobbitt for his consideration and deliberation by the Board of Trustees.

The work will be guided by a Search Committee Code of Ethics. PDF document (PDF will open in a new tab)

Members of the UAFS Chancellor Search Committee


Dr. Margaret Tanner, Search Chair, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies


Tommy Boyer, UA Board of Trustees


Dr. Paul Hankins, Dean, College of Communications, Languages, Arts and Social Sciences


Kimi Hayden, UAFS Staff Council, Administrative Specialist, College of Applied Science and Technology


Dr. Debbie Koch, Associate Professor of Nursing, D. O. Smith Endowed Professorship


Jeremy May, UAFS Alumnus, Lead Marketing Analyst, Special Projects, ArcBest Corporation


George McGill, Member, UAFS Board of Visitors, Mayor of Fort Smith


Judy McReynolds, Member, UAFS Foundation Board, CEO, ArcBest Corporation


Melissa Rust, Vice-President for University Relations, UA System


Kevin Settle, Vice-Mayor of Fort Smith


Dr. David Stevens, Dean of Students


Dr. Todd Timmons, Professor of History


Dr. Micki Voelkel, Interim Associate Dean, College of Applied Science and Technology


Robert Wilson, Controller, Office of Finance and Administration


David Woolly, Superintendent, Alma School District


Dr. Julie Wright, Assistant Professor of Accounting


Dr. Linus Yu, Head, Department of Mathematics, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


UA System Support Provided by:


Ben Beaumont, Senior Director of Policy and Public Affairs, UA System


Dr. Donald Bobbitt, President, UA System