The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has hired former State Rep. Andy Davis, R-Roland, as its new vice chancellor of institutional relations. He will start on or around May 1. He succeeds Maurice Rigsby, who left UAMS in January.
Davis is a native Arkansan who spent eight years in the Arkansas General Assembly representing portions of Pulaski and Saline counties. During that time, he served on numerous committees, including the Joint Budget, Education, House Rules and State Agencies & Governmental Affairs.
He was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the Highway Funding Workgroup and the Government Transformation Advisory Board.
“I am thrilled that Andy is joining us at UAMS,” said UAMS Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson. “His knowledge of state government and his years of service in the state legislature paired with his commitment to improving the health of Arkansans make him the perfect candidate for this role.”
Davis joins UAMS from Periscope Holdings, where he serves as general manager of ARBuy, the new eProcurement system for the state of Arkansas. Prior to that, he led New Water Systems, a company he founded in 2003.
He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Arkansas.