Winthrop Rockefeller Institute adds UA’s Matt Waller to board of directors

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Arkansas nonprofit Winthrop Rockefeller Institute announced the appointment Thursday (Dec. 10) of Dr. Matt Waller to its board of directors. The three-year term begins Jan. 1, 2021.

Waller has served as dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas since 2015.

“Dr. Waller will be a great addition to the Institute’s board. He values our collaborative approach to problem solving and sees unique opportunities for synergy between the Institute, the business community, and the Sam M. Walton College of Business,” Winthrop Rockefeller Institute executive director and CEO Dr. Marta Loyd said in a statement.

Waller is also a professor of Supply Chain Management, and the Sam. M. Walton Leadership Chair in Business. After completing graduate degrees at Penn State University, including a Ph.D. in business, he began teaching at the University of Arkansas in 1994. The undergraduate and graduate programs at the Walton College consistently rank highly nationally and in 2020 the supply chain management undergraduate program was ranked No. 1 in North America by leading global research firm Gartner.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on the board of directors of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute because of their outstanding collaborative programs that are truly transformational,” Waller said. “Collaborative problem solving, using a diverse set of perspectives, is needed today more than any time I can remember.”

Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, president of the University of Arkansas System, appointed Waller to the board.