Diversity Affairs

Diversity Initiatives

“Being part of TIAA-CREF, an organization that values diversity and inclusion, I see the importance of demonstrating a commitment to diversity through action. Diversity is important to every aspect of the University of Arkansas, and supporting diversity programs will help elevate the university to new heights.”

- Mario Ramirez (B.S.B.A. ’89), Committee Chair

Diversity initiatives work to create college access for first generation, low income and ethnically underrepresented Arkansas students. These programs provide scaffolding for student success, helping students transition to college, persist, flourish, and graduate. Support for diversity programs helps to guarantee that every deserving student has the chance to achieve his or her full potential.

Total Goal: $16,500,000

Campaign Committee

Ben Carter, Development Lead

Mario Ramirez, Chair

Mike Anderson

Emanuel Banks

Carolyn Brewer

Mike Conley

Richard Greene

M. Reed Greenwood

Susan Hui

Ulanda Terry

Scotty Thurman

Victor Wilson

Campaign Strategic Objectives

Student Access

College Access

We are committed to helping students prepare for college life and learning through programs supporting their success in high school and on the ACT. We also help students and families navigate college admissions, scholarships, and financial aid processes through summer programs such as the ACT Academy and vibrant school partnerships statewide.

Student Access


Our scholarship programs reward student achievement while closing the gaps of financial need. The Razorback Bridge, CARE and other scholarships help students pay for college at the University of Arkansas, and they also provide special opportunities for experiential learning, leadership development and career readiness.

Student Access


Our ultimate goal for students who make the University of Arkansas their college of choice is to help them succeed and graduate. We encourage their retention through the Academic Enrichment Program, which provides professional and peer mentoring, tutoring, opportunities for experiential learning, and other diverse support of inclusive achievement. 

Key Contacts

Ben Carter

Ben Carter
Senior Director of Development

Charles Robinson

Charles Robinson
Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community