Provost Office

The Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Provost is the chief academic officer of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and provides academic and administrative leadership in the area of academic and faculty affairs.

The student-faculty connection is at the forefront of our mission in the provost office. We are dedicated to ensuring that the academic life of UALR is a rigorous and inspiring one, offering students the opportunity to discover the world and their calling in it.

The Provost Office is located in Room 415 of the Charles W. Donaldson Student Services Center.

Hours: Monday – Friday • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
2801 S. University Ave.
Student Services Center, Room 415
Little Rock, AR 72204
Fax 501.683.7082

Questions about website? Contact Donna L. Shelton.

Professional headshot for Velmer Burton, a finalist in the Provost search.

Velmer S. Burton, Jr., Ph.D.

Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Provost

Responsible for all Academic Issues

View Dr. Burton’s bio.

Christina Drale, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Relations & Administration

Responsible for personnel and budget issues, academic space allocation, student academic grievances, faculty and chair development

Christina Drale Email

Daryl Rice

Daryl Rice, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Responsible for oversight of student-related leadership initiatives and supervision of various student services departments and programs.

Daryl Rice Email

Erin Finzer, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Continuous Improvement

Responsible for oversight of all curricular processes in the Academic Affairs division, including assessment, program reviews, and accreditation.

Erin Finzer Email

Suzanne McAlister

Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Responsible for Assisting the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and serves as the liaison for program reviews and the university’s academic point of contact for the UA Board of  Trustees, Arkansas Department of Higher Education, and the Arkansas Department of Education.

Suzanne McAlister Email

Janet M. Davis

Finance Director

Responsible for budget and personnel actions and general accounting for Academic Affairs.

Janet M. Davis Email

Ross Bradley, M.A.

Communications and Special Project Coordinator

Responsible for coordinating grade appeals, faculty senate assistance, and Office of the Provost events and serves as liaison for the Graduate Council and Core Council.

Ross Bradley Email

Donna L. Shelton, M.A.

Academic Editor and Web Manager

Responsible for web pages and all official publications of the Office of the Provost and serves as liaison for the Undergraduate Council.

Donna Shelton Email