About the Campaign

Campaign Arkansas is a comprehensive fundraising campaign focused on advancing academic opportunity at the University of Arkansas. Gifts to the campaign will help students from across Arkansas access higher education here at the U of A and foster their success. The campaign also will build meaningful resources for teaching and research, grow innovative and collaborative programs and enhance our facilities and technology. With a goal of raising $1.25 billion by June 30, 2020, Campaign Arkansas is poised to make a difference for our university and our state today and for years to come. Join us as we work to improve higher education in Arkansas for generations.

$1,449,000,000 $1.25 billion
116% Goal Raised

The Case for Campaign Arkansas

  • The University of Arkansas is a growing institution with more than 27,500 students to support.
  • State appropriations are allocated to the university, but ongoing economic challenges make these funds less certain.
  • Private gift support is a critical component in the overall landscape of support for higher education in Arkansas.
  • The University of Arkansas continues to work to keep tuition as low as possible, but private gift support is needed to provide the level of education, experience and environment that ensures the U of A remains a top-tier research institution for our students and our state.
  • Campaign Arkansas will raise funds for scholarships and fellowships, endowed chairs, capital projects, interdisciplinary academic programs and other priority areas that will advance the university's goals and objectives.
  • Campaign Arkansas will benefit the entire state, generating economic impact and research productivity.
  • The campaign will help the campus recruit and retain students and faculty, elevating the university to the next level.
  • Campaign Arkansas will: acknowledge our heritage, aspire to new heights, advance our campus and achieve greatness. 

Areas of Support

Campaign Volunteer Leadership

* Designates an emeritus member

** Designates a current chair

Central Arkansas Campaign Committee

The Central Arkansas Campaign Committee promotes Campaign Arkansas throughout the central region of the state and encourages support for the Advance Arkansas scholarship initiative, in particular. Committee members meet twice per year and serve as resources to prospective students, alumni and donors in the area.

  • Janet Alley –co-chair
  • Sam Alley – co-chair
  • John Burkhalter
  • Penny Burkhalter
  • Ed Drilling
  • Jim Faulkner
  • Joyce Faulkner
  • Jay Gadberry
  • Pam Gadberry
  • Bob Harrison
  • Drake Hawkins
  • Melissa Hawkins
  • Eric Herget
  • Greg Nabholz
  • Don Rhoads
  • Jessica DeLoach
  • Warwick Sabin
  • William W. Watt
  • Cheri Wells
  • Steve Wells
  • Kevin Wilcox