Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean’s Advisory Council of the College of Education and Health Professions consists of a select group of individuals committed to the improvement of the college. The council serves to assist and advise the dean and the development office in developing close working relationships among leaders in the community and the faculty, students, and programs of the college.


The objectives of the council are to advise the dean on long-range strategic planning for the college, function as an advocacy group for the college, develop a better understanding of the needs and opportunities for private funding for the college, assist in the recruitment of outstanding students to the college and to serve on various advisory committees established by the council at the request of the dean.

Charles and Anne Allen with a scholarship recipient
Charles and Anne Allen with a scholarship recipient

The Dean's Advisory Council is chaired by two distinguished individuals, Anne Allen and Jeanie B. Hill, who have made a commitment to lead this collaborative effort on behalf of volunteers who have a special relationship with the college.

Anne Allen and her husband, Charles, have been supporters of the College of Education and Health Professions for many years, establishing the Charles F. and V. Anne Hart Allen Endowed Scholarship. She is a graduate of the college and has more than 30 years of teaching experience in the education profession, ranging from teaching students in elementary school through higher education. Anne serves on the Arkansas Service Commission as a gubernatorial appointee.

Jeanie Hill also has a long history of involvement with the University of Arkansas and the College of Education and Health Professions. For nearly 20 years, she was a special education teacher in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. After returning to Arkansas in the early 90’s, Jeanie worked for the Fayetteville Public Schools from 2000-2005.  She received her B.S.E. in Special Education and Elementary Education from the college in 1975. 

The co-chairs work closely with council members to facilitate growth and support of the college’s programs and service units through engagement of alumni, donors, friends and community partners. The council meets approximately twice per year and staff of the development office manages communications and contacts during the remainder of the year.

If you are interested in learning more about the Dean's Advisory Council, please contact the dean's office at 479-575-3208.