Job Announcement - Dean of UAMS Graduate School

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is seeking an experienced and innovative leader for the position of Dean of the Graduate School. The Graduate School Dean will report to the Provost and is responsible for ensuring the highest quality academic, administrative, research, and fiscal leadership for the Graduate School. Responsibilities include strategic planning, continuous quality assessment, student recruitment/retention, resource development and allocation, and representation to external entities.

The Office of the Provost

Dr. Stephanie Gardner is the Provost and Chief Academic Officer of UAMS. She provides leadership to coordinate academic programs in partnership with the Deans and other campus officials. Dr. Gardner oversees a number of departments and programs that promote academic excellence and enrich the campus’ intellectual environment, including  Academic Services, Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence, Campus Life and Student Support Services, Center for Health Literacy, Centers for Simulation Education, Continuing Education, Educational Development, a Faculty Center, Interprofessional Education, Office of the University Registrar, the Library, and Institutional Research, Policy, and Accreditation. Dr. Gardner serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for UAMS and leads the Office of Strategy in implementing, executing, and monitoring UAMS’ ten-year strategic plan, Vision 2029.

The Provost

Stephanie Gardner , Pharm.D., Ed.D.
Provost, Chief Academic Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham, Slot 541
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-686-5689 (office)
501-686-8137 (fax)




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