Andrea Angel to lead UALR fundraising, development

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Andrea Angel has been named associate vice chancellor for alumni and development for UALR after nearly a decade with the Little Rock-based university.

Angel, who will assume the role on July 1, replaces Bob Denman who retired. She has served as senior director of development, with responsibility for increasing partnerships with the university. In her previous position as director of development for the College of Business, she organized and exceeded the $500,000 Stephen Harrow Smith Challenge. Angel also served as director of athletics development for the university’s Department of Athletics and was responsible for bringing the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship first/second rounds to Little Rock in 2008.

In her new role, Angel will coordinate fundraising efforts and help lay the groundwork for the campus’s next fundraising campaign. The next campaign will build on the success of UALR’s last major campaign, “It’s Time for UALR,” which exceeded its original $75 million goal by $28 million.

“I’m delighted that Andrea’s drive and competitiveness is at work for us,” said UALR Vice Chancellor Christian O’Neal. “She brings success to the position and has earned the complete confidence of our colleagues and constituents.

“Philanthropy plays an increasingly critical role in supporting our students and their experience at UALR,” O’Neal said. “External financial support also allows UALR to address the needs of Little Rock and central Arkansas. I know Andrea has the ability to ensure that our mission is broadly understood and widely supported.”

A native of Daleville, Indiana, Angel earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UALR where she is completing an MBA. She and her husband, David, have one child, Annabel.