New college names Wright director of development

Annie Wright has been named director of development and external affairs for the new College of Social Sciences and Communication at UALR.

Wright comes to UALR from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) where she served as director of Major Gifts and Special Projects.

Wright“With nine years of experience in higher education, Annie brings to UALR a great understanding of public, four-year institutions,” said Bob Denman, vice chancellor for advancement at UALR.

“UALR is fortunate to have someone of her caliber join its team,” he said.

Wright earned both a bachelor and master of science from UCA. In her previous role there, she had major gift responsibility in Arkansas, Texas, and Missouri, and was responsible for securing funding for the $3 million UCA Honors College Campaign.

She is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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