UAFS Foundation Board

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Foundation gratefully acknowledges the time, talent, and resources that its Board of Directors gives to the University. These dedicated volunteers help raise significant funds for the University’s priority needs, oversee the Foundation’s multi-million dollar investment portfolio, and guide the fundraising staff by establishing fundraising and gift acceptance policies. Their help and support is a vital part of the success of our educational enterprise.


Tim Shields, Chair

Community & Business Relationship Advisor, Arvest Bank


Doug Babb, Vice Chair
CEO, Cooper Clinic, P.A. (retired)


David Cravens, Treasurer
City President, Regions Bank


Dr. Rebecca A Fleck, Secretary
Chief Medical Officer, Cooper Clinic, P.A. (retired)


Leo Anhalt
President and CEO, SSI Inc.


Rick Beauchamp
Partner, Norris Taylor & Company, CPAs


Dr. Steve-Felix Belinga
Owner and Neurologist, The Belinga Clinic


Lyn Caselman
Safety Officer, Forsgren, Inc. (retired)


Steve Clark
Founder/CEO, Propak, Inc.


William J. Cooper
President, Farrell Cooper Mining Company


Carl Davis
Owner, Davis Iron & Metal


Jason Green
Vice President, Human Resources, Baldor Electric Co.  


Michael Hadley
Owner/Operator, McDonalds


Bill Hanna
President, Hanna Oil and Gas Company


Drew Harmon
Attorney at Law, Drew Harmon, PLC


Frank Hug, Jr.
Owner, Hug Chevrolet Buick GM


Rebecca Hurst
Attorney at Law, Smith Hurst, PLC


George "Trey" Jackson III
EVP and CAO, Pruitt


Brice Jones
Vice President of Industrial Sales, BAUER Compressors Inc.


Ken Kilgore
Owner, Victoria Healthcare Properties


Rep. James Richardson  
Arkansas House of Representatives


Ben Shipley III
Attorney at Robertson, Beasley, Shipley & Redd, PLLC


Stanhope Wilkinson
Chief Executive Officer, Farmers Bank


Kim Wohlford
Executive Director, Next Step Homeless Services


Dr. Brenda Yelvington
Freelance Photographer and Life Coach


Robert A. Young III

Legal Counsel

Eric Pendergrass
Attorney at Law, Smith, Cohen, & Horan PLC