Meet the Staff

Transfer Student Services is here to help you navigate through the transfer process. The OTSS staff possesses a variety of experiences culminating in a wealth of knowledge from which our students can benefit. Utilize the following links to get to our staff.

Malissa Mathis
“Congratulations on making the decision to transfer to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock! On behalf of the staff here in the Office of Transfer Student Services, I’d like to extend a friendly welcome to you. Our office exists to smooth your path into the Trojan community and provide you access to resources and connections to services that you need to continue on your path to academic success. As a first-generation college student, I understand how exciting and challenging transition into a new college can be. You have questions ranging from the big one: how do the credits that you’ve earned transfer and apply to credit at UALR, to dozens of smaller ones, such as: where is the best place for me to park, or what is a T number anyway? No worries, I and my staff are here to answer your questions and provide you with the information and guidance you need to feel at ease here on your new campus. So, please don’t hesitate to contact us!”

Education: As an academic student advisor, student development specialist, and former assistant dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences serving students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for the past 21 years, Ms. Mathis has considerable expertise in transfer student advising, specifically in transfer credit evaluation; campus, state, and federal policies and procedures related to student credit transfer; and campus degree audit adjustment. Ms. Mathis possess’ an M.A. in Technical and Expository Writing, and undergraduate degrees in English and History.

Karen Nelson
Transfer Specialist
(501) 683-0408
Welcome to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and congratulations on the decision to continue your education here at UALR. Our office is here to help make your transition as easy as possible. One way to do that is to make sure that you submit all the necessary credentials to the Office of Admissions on time. Also, make sure to meet with an academic advisor each semester so he/she can help guide you in the right direction to fulfill your educational goals.

Education: As academic advisor for the Health Sciences Department currently serving as a Transfer Specialist, Ms. Nelson has years of experience working with student athletes and transfer students. Ms. Nelson possess’ a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from UALR and is working towards completion of a Master’s of Education in Learning Systems Technology program.

David Kenley
Transfer Specialist
(501) 682-1287

Welcome to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. We are excited about the opportunity to help you become a part of our campus community. Whether you are transferring from a community college or a four-year institution, UALR recognizes the value of transfer students. The Office of Transfer Student Services is here to help make your transition as smooth as possible by providing information that will help answer many of your questions and concerns.

Education: Mr. Kenley has more than 15 years of experience working with transfer students as a former Transfer Coordinator and a former college baseball coach. Mr. Kenley possess’ a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and a Master’s of Science in Education from Arkansas State University.

Mandy Morgan Ross
Transfer Specialist
(501) 682-1195

Congratulations and welcome to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock! We are eager to assist you in continuing your education and achieving your academic goals. The Office of Transfer Student Services recognizes the challenges that can arise for our students. We are here to answer your questions and help you conquer those challenges! We want to help make your transition as pleasant and as stress free as possible. So, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Education: Ms. Morgan has more than five years experience working with financial aid applicants as a former financial aid advisor with extensive knowledge in state and federal financial aid policies and procedures. Ms. Morgan possess’ a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Arkansas.

Marjorie Armon
Finance & Office Manager
(501) 569-3118

Ms. Armon is responsible for generating and monitoring all expenditures, providing research and preparing reports and spreadsheets as it relates to financial expenditures for the Office of Transfer Student Services. In additional to Finance Manager, Ms. Armon is also OTSS Office Manager and those responsibilities include the hiring, training and supervising of the front office personnel staff in the Office of Transfer Student Services.

Education: Ms. Armon possess’ an Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and has earned Postbaccalaureate hours in Early Childhood Education.