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Board of Visitors

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Board of Visitors is a liaison between UAFS and its region. Board members advise the UAFS Chancellor, president, and Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas System regarding the educational and service needs of the River Valley region.

Jerry Glidewell


Jerry Glidewell, Chair
Retired, Executive Director
Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club

Rodney Shepard


Rodney Shepard, Vice Chair
Chief Customer Experience Officer Arvest Bank

Cathy Williams


Cathy Williams, Secretary
Retired, Supervisor of Community Partnerships and Career Education
Fort Smith Public Schools

Gary Campbell


Gary Campbell
Retired, Principal
Campbell and Associates

James O. Cox


James O. Cox
Retired, Judge
Sebastian County Circuit Court
Division VI



Tony Jones
Deputy Public Defender
Washington County Public Defender

Eileen C. Kradel


Eileen C. Kradel
Retired, Vice President of Compliance
Washington Regional Medical Center

George B. McGill


George B. McGill
City of Fort Smith