Walton College Leadership

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The Walton College Leadership team guides the college in both academic and administrative ventures. The staff and faculty that lead our college are a paramount component to our success.

Walton College Dean

Dr. Brent D. Williams serves as the Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and holder of the Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair. With a deep commitment to fostering excellence in business education and thought leadership, Dr. Williams brings a wealth of experience to his role, shaping the future of the college and its impact on students and the business community.

A native Arkansan, Dr. Williams earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas, specializing in supply chain management.

Before assuming the deanship, Dr. Williams held key leadership roles at Walton College, including Senior Associate Dean, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Outreach and Chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management. Through these roles, he spearheaded initiatives that enhanced the college's reputation for innovation and industry engagement.

As the Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Dr. Williams is focused on advancing the college toward its vision of being a catalyst for transforming the lives of its students and a thought leader in business.

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Brent Williams

Brent Williams

Dean

Dean's Office

Gary Peters

Gary Peters

Senior Associate Dean

Alan

Alan E. Ellstrand

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, College Curriculum Management, and Assurance of Learning

Karen

Karen Boston

Senior Assistant Dean for Student Success
Chief Student Officer

Tanya Russell

Tanya A. Russell

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

Laura Cate

Laura Cate

Chief of Staff

Jeff Hood

Jeff Hood

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Accreditation

Mike

Mike Waldie

Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Business

Andrea Morgan

Andrea Morgan

Assistant to the Associate Deans

Executive Committee

The Walton College Executive Committee is comprised of department chairs and various faculty and staff who serve in leadership roles across the college. 

John Bell

John Bell

Director of Analytics and Insights

Karen

Karen Boston

Senior Assistant Dean for Student Success
Chief Student Officer

Laura Cate

Laura Cate

Chief of Staff

John

John Delery

Chair of the Department of Management
Walton College Professor

Blythe

Blythe Eggleston

Executive Director of Executive Education & Strategic Engagements

Alan

Alan E. Ellstrand

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, College Curriculum Management, and Assurance of Learning

brian fugate

Brian S. Fugate

Chair of the JB Hunt Transport Department of Supply Chain Management

judith folse

Judith Anne Garretson Folse

Chair of the Department of Marketing

sara goforth

Sarah Goforth

Executive Director, Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Adjunct Professor – SEVI-WCOB

jeff hood

Jeff Hood

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs

raja kali

Raja Kali

Chair of the Department of Economics

alexey

Alexey Malakhov

Interim Chair of the Department of Finance

shaila miranda

Shaila Miranda

Chair of the Department of Information Systems

gary peters

Gary Peters

Senior Assistant Dean

jason-ridge

Jason Ridge

Chair of the Department Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Venture Innovation

erin rongers

Erin Rongers

Director of Development

tanya russell

Tanya A. Russell

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

jonathan-shipman

Jonathan Shipman

Associate Professor
Chair of the William Dillard Department of Accounting

jerra toms

Jerra Toms

Director of Marketing and Communications

mike waldie

Mike Waldie

Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Business