About the Provost

Provost Christy Drale

Dr. Christina Drale is the Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost and chief academic officer at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She provides academic and administrative leadership.

Dr. Drale has served in administrative roles at UA Little Rock since 2006; first as Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies, and as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs since 2011. In this role, she was responsible for faculty relations, academic resource management, policy oversight, and general administration.

She currently serves on several strategic committees including the Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Steering Team, the Institutional Effectiveness Committee, and the Diversity Council.

Dr. Drale earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of California, San Diego.

She joined the faculty in the Mass Communication program at UA Little Rock under the then-College of Professional Studies when she assumed the role of Associate Dean.