Office of Development

The Office of Development for the College of Education and Health Professions works to secure gifts and private support to assist the college in achieving continued growth and academic excellence.  The University of Arkansas offers three avenues for philanthropy: student support, faculty support and program support.  Individuals and groups can establish a scholarship and make gifts to the college or to a particular department in the form of cash, securities, corporate matching gifts, real estate and personal property.  Our development professionals are here to help you find the most productive and meaningful way of assisting our students, faculty and programs. 

We look forward to assisting you with any questions you might have.  We also thank you for your support of our college.

Jamie B. Banks

Jamie B. Banks

Senior Director of Development and External Relations

Office of the Dean

College of Education and Health Professions


Phone: 479-575-3126

Fax: (479) 575-3119

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Jamie Banks holds a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. She is a graduate of Westminster College, Fulton, Mo., with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. Jamie is a member of national, state, and local chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Prior to her work at the university, Jamie worked for U.S. Senators Blanche L. Lincoln and Mark Pryor as a state and national fundraiser.

As the Director of Development, Jamie’s primary responsibility is to initiate, coordinate, and secure all private fundraising opportunities for the college. These activities include identifying potential new donors, cultivation of future and current donor relations, gift solicitation, donor proposal delivery, and stewardship of existing donors. The sources for private fundraising opportunities are found in a combination of college and university alumni, other interested individuals, corporations, and private foundations.