Message from the Vice Chancellor

Mr. Christian O'Neal

You’ve probably noticed that The Little Rock Trojans men’s basketball team showed a lot of heart this year.

This determination is indicative of the momentum that rises when a great university, a great team, and a great city form a partnership with a passion to succeed. You can see evidence of UALR alumni succeeding in their chosen fields; many are today active citizens in our community, making Little Rock the vibrant heart of Arkansas that it is.

However, just a few years ago, some of those same students struggled to make ends meet financially. After all, more than 80 percent of our student body requires some form of financial aid, and much of that aid is in the form of student loans. Private philanthropy, usually in the form of scholarships, relieves the financial burden students experience while earning their degrees.

Our students work hard to add value to their lives through their education, and we appreciate the generous financial support our donors provide by establishing endowments that continue to help our students today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.

Together, we’re educating professionals, innovators, and researchers who are leading this city, state, and country to new heights – right here in the heart of our state.

We are Little Rock’s team and Little Rock’s university, and we have the heart of a Trojan. Help us stay Trojan strong and support our students today.

Christian O’Neal
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement