Message from the Dean

Thomas CliftonDear Students,

I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to all of you from the College of Business, Health, and Human Services (CBHHS) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. As dean, it’s my privilege to guide you on this exciting educational journey.

Our college offers a diverse range of programs designed to provide both knowledge and practical experience. With five distinct schools within our college, including the School of Business, the School of Counseling, Human Performance, and Rehabilitation, the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology, the School of Nursing, and the School of Social Work, you have access to a wide array of academic pathways. These programs span various levels, from minors and certificates to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, ensuring a comprehensive educational experience.

As you embark on your academic pursuits, remember that our committed faculty and staff are here to support you every step of the way. Whether you’re just starting or are continuing your studies, you’ll find an array of resources and student organizations to enhance your learning and personal growth. We strongly encourage you to get involved and take full advantage of these opportunities.

For those considering joining our vibrant community, we invite you to explore our departments and degrees. Our advising team and I are always available to answer your questions and help you chart a course for success at UA Little Rock.

Our college is committed not only to academic excellence but also to your professional success. Through hands-on learning and real-world experiences, we aim to prepare you for rewarding careers. We look forward to seeing you achieve your full potential and make a meaningful impact in your chosen fields.

Please feel free to reach out to us in the Dean’s Office at the Reynolds Building, Suite 304, or via email at We are here to assist you in any way we can.

Here’s to a fantastic academic year ahead!

Thomas Clifton, MFA
Interim Dean, College of Business, Health, and Human Services