Donna is originally from Northeast Arkansas and moved to Fayetteville in July 2011. She was an International Admissions analyst in the Graduate School before joining the Advising Center in August 2012. As an Assistant Director of the FCAC, Donna facilitated communication among advisors, students, and the campus, in addition to advising students with majors in Art, Music, and Theatre primarily. A strong believer in pursuing something you enjoy, Donna serves as a resource to encourage students to meld their personal interests and educational strengths as they pursue their academic paths. In her new role as the Director of Recruitment and Outreach, she hopes to provide both professional knowledge and personal passion to initiatives within the School of Art and looks forward to making strong connections with prospective students and organizations in the NWA community and beyond.
She received her B.A. in Studio Art with a minor in Film Studies from Rhodes College in 2008 and her M.F.A. in Fine Art from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011. Her art practice focuses on video, installation, and performance and has participated in several group and individual exhibitions around the country. She serves at the Chair of the Fayetteville Arts Council, is a contributor for The Idle Class, has served as a guest curator for various exhibitions, and co-founded the former art space The Shed here in Fayetteville.