About Dr. Edward Serna

Dr. Edward A. Serna was named interim chancellor at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith on Sept. 1, 2018. Serna came to UAFS in 2015, where he worked in strategic initiatives and external funding capacities prior to his current Dr. Edward Sernaappointment. Prior to joining UAFS, Serna spent 15 years as a management consultant and program manager for both commercial and government organizations. He began teaching as an adjunct instructor in 2007 and, after discovering a passion for higher education, began pursuing his doctorate at the University of Alabama in 2012. He was recognized as an Outstanding Doctoral Student from the University of Alabama's Higher Education Administration program. He is a graduate of the 2017 class of Leadership Arkansas.