UA Little Rock employees surpassed their 50 percent goal for a campuswide fundraising campaign for the university, with 51 percent participation by faculty and staff in the campaign.
Employee participation in the 2017 campus campaign increased from 49 percent participation in the previous year’s campaign, which shows that faculty and staff believe in the vision and mission of the university, said Kristi Smith, UA Little Rock’s senior director of development and the 2017 Campus Campaign chair.
“In addition to increasing the percent of participation, the campaign increased the number of people contributing to the campaign from 691 the previous year to 709 in 2017,” Smith said. “In fact, over the past 10 years, faculty and staff have raised an astounding $3.5 million.”
Smith said 22 offices and departments reached 100 percent participation. They include:
Alumni and Development
Anderson Institute for Race & Ethnicity
Business Micro Computer Lab
Engineering Information & Technology Dean’s Office
Director of Distributed Learning
Emerging Analytics Center
Facilities Management – Electrical
Facilities Management – Environmental Health Safety
Facilities Management – Jack Stephens Center
Facilities Management – Support Services
Facilities Management – Warehouse
Marketing and Advertising
Office of Title IX
Office of Veterans Affairs
Small Business and Technology Development Center
Christian O’Neal, vice chancellor of university advancement, said a strong campus giving ethic sends a powerful signal to the community that UA Little Rock’s programs and people are worthy of support.
“Now that we are in the leadership phase of ‘ALL IN The Campaign for UA Little Rock,’ it is more important than ever that we demonstrate that we are committed to the university,” he said. “I look forward to seeing support increase over the course of this endeavor.”