- Judy Williams | Director of Communications | 501.569.3372
- Kim Ross Fox | Assistant Director | 501.569.8602
- Robin Mizell | Associate Director |501.683.7146
- Keli Jacobi | Senior News Writer/Editor | 501.569.3261
- Cora-Fay Nykolaishen | Administrative Specialist |501.683.7397
- Angela Parker | Media Relations Director | 501.683.7245
- Klansee Tozer | Graphic Designer | 501.569.8635
Alumnus Judy Williams got the chance to return to UALR as director of communications in January 2007. Since receiving a bachelorâs degree in journalism, she has enjoyed a variety of professional experiences in Central Arkansas. Her career has taken her from the nonprofit sector as community relations director at Arkansas Enterprises for the Blind and marketing director at the Aerospace Education Center to the private and public sector. She was public relations/marketing director at HCA Doctors Hospital, senior PR account executive at Stone Ward advertising agency, and media relations director at Hendrix College.
Williamsâ career began in the 1970s as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Arkansas. For relaxation, she hunts for antiques, reads, and hangs out with family, friends, and her two cocker spaniels, Amos and Andy.
Since joining the Communications staff in 1985, Kim Ross Fox has worked in almost every aspect of communications from media relations to marketing and advertising. Her focus is marketing and advertising. She produces university video programs and the daily KUAR radio series A Difference of Degree that features the projects and accomplishments of UALR faculty, students, and staff. Before joining the UALR staff, she was a reporter and weekend producer for the Little Rock CBS affiliate KTHV. Fox attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she studied mass communication and marketing and advertising.
Administrative Specialist Cora-Fay Nykolaishen joined the UALR Office of Communications in February 2013. She graduated summa cum laude from Ouachita Baptist University with a bachelorâs degree in English and French. She previously worked as a secretary in legal, non-profit, and small business offices.
Cora-Fay has enjoyed living in several diverse cultures and traveling on vacations. She loves spendingÂ time with her husband and her church, being outdoors in nice weather, reading books, and watchingÂ movies.
RobinÂ MizellÂ joined the UALR team inÂ 2007 after serving as communications manager for the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. SheÂ previouslyÂ served as director of development and public relations for the ArkansasÂ Foodbank Network and as aÂ public relationsÂ account executiveÂ atÂ Stone Ward. Today, sheÂ manages university print projects and helps departments with communication planning.
She received a graduate certificate in nonprofit management at UALR, a bachelorâs degree in public relations from Harding University, and an associate degree in liberal arts from Arkansas State University-Beebe.
SheÂ is a member of the Public Relations Society of Americaâs Arkansas Chapter andserves on the executive committee ofÂ theÂ Arkansas Zoological FoundationÂ Board of DirectorsÂ for the Little Rock Zoo.
Keli Jacobi, Senior News Writer/Editor
Keli JacobiÂ joined the UALR Office of Communications in March 2013.Â She writes and distributes news releases for print publications and serves as primary writer for UALR’s weekly e-newsletter, UALR Now. She works in coordination with Angela Parker, media relations director, to disseminate information about UALR to the widest audience possible.
With prior experience in both newspaper reporting and television news production, Jacobi is an award-winning journalist who previously worked as a senior public information representative at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
At ULM, Jacobi was responsible for providing weekly news briefs to local, state, and regional media. She was also primary researcher and writer/editor for the bi-annual ULM magazine andÂ assisted in major media events and other on-campus promotions.
She earned her master’s degree in history while at ULM, where she completed her thesis on Arkansas senator Hattie Caraway, the first female elected to the U.S. Senate in 1932. Jacobi received a bachelor’s degree in Radio/TV/Film from UALR in 1989.
Media Relations DirectorÂ Angela ParkerÂ joined the UALR Office of Communications in February 2007 after serving three years as the Communications/Research Specialist in the Office of the Chancellor. She is a second-generation UALR alum, following in her motherâs footsteps. Her father and aunt also attended UALR. After earning a bachelorâs degree in fine arts, she began her career at a local ad agency, and then went to work for theÂ Arkansas Democratâs Promotions Department. While there she served as the Real Estate sections editor, and editor ofÂ Arkansas Woman.
Parker is the universityâs television and radio media contact. Also active in volunteer work, she serves as communications chair for Race for the Cure and is on the Komen Arkansas board.
Klansee J. Tozer began her work as a graphic designer with UALR in March 2007. She is a B.F.A graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with an emphasis in graphic design. Tozer loves to make things âprettyâ – helping out with many print projects that come through the communications office. After design work with both Stone Ward and the Arkansas Business Publishing Group, Tozer worked for Dillardâs corporate office and as a freelance designer. In her spare time, she loves to be outdoors, scrapbooking and hanging out with her family.