Development Staff

The Office of Development for the Graduate School and International Education works to secure private gift support to recruit, retain, and graduate high-caliber graduate and international students, provide intercultural and international education experiences for students to increase global competencies, and grow the university’s international, interdisciplinary and graduate programs.

The University of Arkansas offers four avenues for philanthropy: student support, faculty support, program support and capital support.  Individuals, corporations and foundations can make gifts to support graduate assistantships and fellowships, endowed faculty professorships in our interdisciplinary graduate degree programs, and travel scholarships to support students participating in study abroad and international exchange programs in the form of cash, securities, corporate matching gifts, real estate and personal property.  Our development professionals are here to help you find the most productive and meaningful way to invest in our students, faculty and programs. 

We look forward to assisting you with any questions you might have, and thank you for your support.

Kim Needy

Julie Olsen

Dean for the Graduate School and International Education

Director of Development, Graduate School and International Education, Research and Economic Development

479-575-7762

479-575-6975

kneedy@uark.edu

jkolsen@uark.edu