Provost Office

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 UA Little Rock 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 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
2801 S. University Ave.
Student Services Center, Room 415
Little Rock, AR 72204
Fax 501-683-7082

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Ann BainAnn Bain, Ph.D.

Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Provost

Responsible for all academic issues, administration, and oversight. Learn more>>>

Ann Bain Email

Daryl RiceDaryl Rice, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for Student Success

Responsible for oversight of student-related leadership initiatives and supervision of various student services departments and programs.

Daryl Rice Email

Erin FinzerErin Finzer, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Continuous Improvement

Responsible for oversight of all curricular processes in the division, including assessment, program reviews, and accreditation.

Erin Finzer Email

Bruce D. SmithBruce D. Smith, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for Faculty Relations and Administration

Responsible for Faculty Relations and oversight of faculty orientation and development including personnel processes and infrastructure management.

Bruce Smith Email

Suzanne-McAlisterSuzanne McAlister

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.

Suzanne McAlister Email

Janet DavisJanet M. Davis

Finance Director

Responsible for budget and personnel actions and general accounting for Academic Affairs.

Janet M. Davis Email

Ross BradleyRoss Bradley, M.A.

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.

Ross Bradley Email

Donna L. SheltonDonna L. Shelton, M.A.

Academic Editor/Web Manager and Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator

Responsible for websites and all official publications under the purview of the Office of the Provost and serves as Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator and liaison to the Undergraduate Council.

Donna Shelton Email