The Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost is the chief academic officer of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and provides academic and administrative leadership in the area of academic and faculty affairs.
The student-faculty connection is at the forefront of our mission in the provost office. We are dedicated to ensuring that the academic life of UALR is a rigorous and inspiring one, offering students the opportunity to discover the world and their calling in it.
The Provost Office is located in Room 415 of the Charles W. Donaldson Student Services Center.
Hours: Monday – Friday • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
2801 S. University Ave.
Student Services Center, Room 415
Little Rock, AR 72204
Questions about the website? Contact Donna L. Shelton.
Velmer S. Burton, Jr., Ph.D.
Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Provost
Responsible for all Academic Issues
Christina Drale, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Relations & Administration
Responsible for personnel and budget issues, academic space allocation, student academic grievances, faculty and chair development
Daryl Rice, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Responsible for oversight of student-related leadership initiatives and supervision of various student services departments and programs.
Erin Finzer, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Continuous Improvement
Responsible for oversight of all curricular processes in the Academic Affairs division, including assessment, program reviews, and accreditation.
Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Responsible for Assisting the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and serves as the liaison for program reviews and the university’s academic point of contact for the UA Board of Trustees, Arkansas Department of Higher Education, and the Arkansas Department of Education.
Responsible for budget and personnel actions and general accounting for Academic Affairs.
Communications and Special Project Coordinator
Responsible for coordinating grade appeals, faculty senate assistance, and Office of the Provost events and serves as liaison to the Graduate Council and Core Council.
Donna L. Shelton, M.A.
Academic Editor/Web Manager and Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator
Responsible for web pages and all official publications of the Office of the Provost and serves as Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator and liaison to the Undergraduate Council.