Office of Development

The Office of Development for Research and Economic Development works to secure private gift support to achieve continued growth in the university’s research initiatives by providing and maintaining a state-of-the-art research infrastructure, encouraging and supporting student academic excellence through research and growing the state’s economy through university research, industry engagement and innovation.

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 undergraduate and graduate research projects, faculty research activities and the publication of scholarly research at the University of Arkansas Press 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.


Julie Olsen

Julie Olsen
Director of Development
479-575-6975
jkolsen@uark.edu

Jim Rankin

Jim Rankin
Vice Provost
479-575-2470
rankinj@uark.edu