The Office of Donor Relations and Special Events at the University of Arkansas works closely with alumni, friends, and benefactors to recognize and celebrate achievements of excellence. It is through these relationships, as well as those with our campus partners, that we stay connected to promote success on campus, in the state of Arkansas, and beyond.

Contact Us

Melissa Banks
Executive Director
479-575-5104
mbanks@uark.edu

Trisha Higinbothom
Associate Director
479-575-6947
thiginbo@uark.edu 

Ede Hogue
Associate Director
479-575-5508
ehogue@uark.edu

Robin Adams
Manager
479-575-2262
rbadams@uark.edu       

Julie Simpson
Program Coordinator
479-575-6976
jds027@uark.edu    

Lauren Gourlay
Administrative Support Supervisor
479-575-5104
lgourlay@uark.edu