Heather Reed, M.S., M.P.A, Ed.S., and B.A.
- Director of Student Retention Initiatives
Heather Reed serves as the director of Student Retention Initiatives at UA Little Rock where she works with staff and faculty to develop, implement, and assess data-driven retention initiatives that are informed by best practices and are part of a comprehensive retention plan.
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Reed has more than 20 years of experience helping students succeed in college drawing on her time in housing/residence life, learning communities, crisis management, mentoring, judicial affairs, first-year experience, and success coaching.
She is also a member of the Southern Regional Education Board Student Success Advisory Council. As Arkansas’s state representative, Reed works toward achieving greater rates of postsecondary success for low-income, rural, and underrepresented backgrounds and support the council’s goal to fulfill critical industry workforce demands and build a stronger economy in SREB states.
She earned a B.A. in English/Linguistics from Truman State University, an M.S. in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University, a Master of Public Service from UA Little Rock, and an Ed.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Iowa.