Advisory Committee Leads National Search for VCFA Position

Advisory Committee Leads National Search for VCFA Position
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – An advisory committee made up of University of Arkansas faculty, staff and alumni is leading a national search to find a permanent replacement for the vice chancellor for finance and administration position, currently held on an interim basis by Michael W. White.

The advisory committee will evaluate applicants for the position, offer recommendations for on-campus interviews, and make hiring recommendations to Chancellor Joe Steinmetz later in the search process. Randy Massanelli, vice chancellor for governmental relations, will chair the 10-member committee.

Advisory Committee Members:

  • Randy Massanelli, vice chancellor for governmental relations, chair

  • Deacue Fields, dean of the Bumpers College

  • Colleen Briney, vice provost for planning

  • Debbie McLoud, associate vice chancellor for administration (human resources)

  • Kevin Hall, professor of civil engineering

  • Cynthia Sides, director of industry engagement

  • David Davies, associate vice chancellor for student affairs (housing and dining auxiliaries)

  • Clayton Hamilton, chief financial officer for athletics

  • Elon Turner, director of infrastructure systems for IT Services

  • John Reap, alumnus

Position details are available online. The search will continue until the position is filled.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 3 percent of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.


Mark Rushing, associate vice chancellor
University Relations


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