Elizabeth has roots in Upstate New York, but now calls Northwest Arkansas home. She earned her B.A. in Communication from Geneseo State University of New York and earned a M.S. in Sport Administration from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Traveling back to the Finger Lakes Region with her family is something she looks forward to each summer. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys gardening, having cookouts, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Jesse, a graduate of the University of Arkansas, have four children Dillon, Aidan, Tucker and Grace.
Elizabeth McKinley joined the EMSON team in April 2014 as an Academic Counselor for the RN – BSN online program. In July 2018, Elizabeth began working as the Director of Academic Initiatives. In this role, she works with all College of Education and Health Professions Academic Counselors, new student orientation, and various academic initiatives for the college. Previously, Elizabeth has a vast higher education experience working in several areas of student services. Elizabeth enjoys speaking with students and engaging them in their educational journey.
Elected to Staff Senate, 2017 - 2020; Awards Chair 2018-2019
NCAC member - Non Classified Administrative Counsel Representative for Nursing in COEHP, 2016 - 2018
Member of NACADA and NISTS
Poster Presenter at 2017 NISTS Conference - Orientation for Online Student in RN-BSN Program
Office of Academic and Student Affairs
The Office of Academic and Student Affairs, on the third floor of the Graduate Education
Building, offers a wide range of services. Associate Dean Kate Mamiseishvili oversees the office. Undergraduates come by for assistance in the following: Academic
standards petitions, assistance with registration, change of major, enrollment overload
requests, grade appeals, academic integrity, graduation checks and clearance, degree
verification and athletic verification. OASIS (Office of Academic Student Initiatives and Services) fulfills these needs. The Office
of Academic and Student Affairs also is responsible for academic program review, accreditation,
community relations, encouraging external funding applications, articulation agreements,
curriculum approval and regulation, and a variety of faculty support programs, including
tenure and promotion, faculty development and off-campus duty assignments. The Office of Teacher Education places student interns at area schools as well as assists in licensure for newly
Office for Administration
The Office for Administration — headed by Assistant Dean Lewatis D. McNeal— is responsible for facilities, financial systems, human resources, and technology
Office of Development
The staff of the Office of Development — including Senior Director of Development Jamie Banks and Major Gift Development Officer Bailey Younger — helps arrange for private gift support for the college's academic and research
units and programs.
Office of the Dean
The college's Office of the Dean oversees many executive functions including coordination,
outreach, communications and media.
College of Education and Health Professions 324 Graduate Education Building University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 72701