Finance, Administration and Information Technology

Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration

Simon Chua

Simon Chua

Phone: 479-575-3194
Email: schua@uark.edu

The assistant dean for finance and administration serves as the chief finance and administration officer for the college and principal fiscal advisor to the dean; directs and coordinates financial planning and resource allocation for the college’s operating budget; maintains a sound financial environment and promotes good business practices; collaborates with all department heads and program directors on financial matters; works closely with the dean and associate deans to develop and coordinate the college’s annual academic and operating budget planning process; forecasts and predicts resource requirements for new and existing programs and develops funding strategies; and serves as college liaison with university financial and business affairs. This role will oversee all College’s administrative functions for fiscal and administrative operations, budget and planning, and information technology offices.

Senior Director of Fiscal Operations

Amy Bell

Amy Bell

Phone: 479-575-5423
Email: amybell@uark.edu

The Senior Director works closely with the Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration and other members of the executive team to review, evaluate, and improve the fiscal operations budgetary processes. Responsibilities of the position include financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis. The Senior Director prepares regular and ad hoc reports of budget versus actual expenses and provides reporting, tracking, and assessment of annual operating budget processes; identifies funding sources.  The Senior Director ensures that all financial transactions are processed accurately and promptly. The areas of responsibility of the Senior Director include fiscal operations, academic administrative and interdisciplinary program support, grant and foundation accounting, and business operations.

Director of Technology

Teresa Waddell

Teresa Waddell

Phone: 479-575-7512
Email: twaddel@uark.edu

Direct and evaluate Fulbright IT Staff on technology related projects, technology classrooms, and initiatives. Provide technical judgment and solutions for complex matters. Oversee annual Fulbright IT Budget and technology related purchases for the college. Plan and coordinate functions in Fulbright IT of computer support to ensure efficiency and optimum utilization of resources.  Gather and share technical college-wide needs, contribute input, and work with other IT leadership to reach solutions through work on various IT campus committees and project teams.