College Leadership

Elizabeth Lyn McKinley

Elizabeth Lyn McKinley

Director, Academic Initiatives

Academic Counselor KINS & PBHL Honors


(BCSS)-Boyer Center For Student Services

Phone: 479-575-2769

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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. 

M.S., Canisius College, Athletic Administration

B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo, Communication and Public Relations

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.

Academic Advising Counsel 2018 - Present

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