Dean’s Science Council

The Dean’s Science Council supports the overall mission of the College by enhancing our resources related to education, research, community engagement, and public service.

Specifically, Dean’s Council members are asked to: 

Advocate on behalf of the Science Departments and communicate the good news and works of students and faculty achievements.

Enhance the public understanding of changes and challenges related to higher education and how the science programs at UA Little Rock relate to the rapidly changing economy in Arkansas. This includes seeking opportunities for private presentations and presentations to community groups.

Garner private and public support for the science programs at UA Little Rock including internship opportunities and financial support.

The Council Supports These Programs

  • Faculty and Undergraduate Research Funding
  • The Fribourgh Award Scholarship Fundraiser
  • The Science Olympiad Program
  • Jerry Damerow, Chair
    Jerry and Sherri Damerow, longtime supporters of STEM education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will be honored during the eighth annual…  
  • Cheryl Avants
    In 2005, Cheryl Avants, clinical pharmacist for national accounts at Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, went to great heights to provide an education for…  
  • Michael Bauer, Ph.D.
    Dr. Michael Bauer isn’t sure what direction his life might have taken if a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor hadn’t taken a…  
  • Chad Fitz
    Chad Fitz ’90 ’92
    Growing up in the 1970s, Chad Fitz has fond childhood memories of visiting the planetarium at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. It’s…  
  • Joe Grant ’90
    Around his late 20s, Joe Grant went through what he called a “quarter life crisis.” Raised in Texarkana, AR, Joe had a Bachelor of Business…  
  • Dr. James Hendren
    Having served as CEO of four technology startup companies, Dr. James Hendren, chairman of the Venture Center, is well aware of the impact of…  
  • Prakash Jalihal
    Prakash Jalihal
    In 1988, Prakash Jalihal was surprised to run into a fellow Arkansan, Jerry Damerow, while working overseas in Jakarta, Indonesia. Twenty years later and…  
  • Tom Lynch, Emeritus Faculty
    In 1999, Dr. Thomas Lynch, faculty emeritus of biology, started donating a portion of every paycheck to create an endowed scholarship in his and…  
  • Committees at Launch of Council
    There are currently no ad-hoc committees associated with the Dean’s Science Council.