Provost Office

The Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs 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.

Deborah Baldwin

Deborah Baldwin, Ph.D.

Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Responsible for all Academic Issues

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


Sherry Rankins-Robertson, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Online Education

Responsible for Oversight of Student Success and Online Education

Sherry Rankins-Robertson Email

Suzanne McCalister

Suzanne McAlister

Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Responsible for Assisting the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Suzanne McAlister Email

Lauren RussJanet M. Davis

Finance Director

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

Janet M. Davis Email

Lauren Russ


Research Assistant

Responsible for curriculum and program change processing, new program proposals and program modifications, program reviews, and faculty senate assistance

Suzanne McAlister Email

Lauren Russ

Ross Bradley

Communications and Special Project Coordinator

Responsible for coordinating grade appeals, faculty senate assistance, and Office of the Provost events.

Ross Bradley Email

Lauren Russ

Donna L. Shelton, M.A.

Academic Editor and Web Manager

Responsible for web pages and all official publications of the Office of the Provost.

Donna Shelton Email