Admissions Counselors

Ashley DillardAshley Berry

Admissions Counselor
adillard@uca.edu
501.450.5902
North Arkansas

Hello there! I was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from Bartlett High School in 2010. The Natural State of Arkansas has always been my “next door” neighbor, but now I can finally say it’s my home! I graduated with a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and I am currently pursuing my Master’s of Science in school counseling at UCA!

Whenever students ask me about college choices, I always ask them a question in return. Where do you see yourself calling home for the next four years? I want my students to not only become passionate about their university but also counsel them on their investment when choosing a school.

At the University of Central Arkansas, you will find that our students consider UCA their home away from home. They are involved in all areas of campus and have the best relationships with their professors. I am stoked to be apart of this admissions team and I can’t wait to share all of my experiences here at UCA!

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Tyler Bittle

Tyler Bittle

Admissions Counselor
tbittle@uca.edu
501.852.2904
River Valley

In 2008, I graduated from high school in Russellville, Arkansas. My previous experiences at UCA and in the Conway community through Arkansas Model United Nations, Boys State, and Governor’s School were decisive factors in my choice to attend UCA as a freshman. While at UCA, I was afforded the opportunity to be a part of the nationally renowned Schedler Honors College. Additionally, I was also involved in Student Orientation Staff, Student Government Association, and I served as President of my Greek Fraternity.

Honors at UCA inspired in me a passion for both community and scholarship. This passion led me to graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Public Administration. After graduating from UCA I started a small business making custom furniture before pursuing a Masters in College Student Personnel at Arkansas Tech. While at Tech I served as a Resident Director for two different housing complexes. In 2015 I returned to UCA as an Admissions Counselor with a mission to help students maximize their opportunities at this remarkable university.

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 Erick GutierrezEricka Gutierrez

Admissions Counselor
erickag@uca.edu
501.852.7458
Central Arkansas

In 2010, I graduated from Quitman High School and attended UACCM upon graduation. I obtained an Associate of Science in Business in 2011 and became a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. I transferred to UCA to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and became a UCA Alumna in December of 2014.

I currently live in Conway and have a beautiful one-year old daughter. I’m fluent in English and Spanish and I’m so honored to be a part of the Admissions family! My time here as a student was absolutely incredible and I’m so happy to help prospective students explore all that UCA has to offer!

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 Sarah Hudson

Admissions Counselor
lhudson@uca.edu
501.450.3607
East Arkansas

Hey there! I was born and raised in Marion, Arkansas. In 2008, I graduated from Marion High School and made the wonderful decision to attend the University of Central Arkansas to further my education. Being a first year college student was very challenging, but once I got here, I felt right at home.During my time at UCA, I was a student worker at the Concierge Desk, where I gained my vast knowledge of UCA. I also was a team leader for the Student Orientation Staff, joined my sorority, and was highly involved on campus and in numerous other student organizations.

I graduated from UCA in 2013 with a BA in Public Relations and Marketing. I am extremely proud to call this university my alma mater. I have been afforded many life experiences through my time at UCA. For that, I am very grateful.

Now I am privileged to be an Admissions Counselor, and have the opportunity to share my experiences at UCA with prospective students and their families. My hopes are to inform students of the many opportunities available and to inspire them to become their best selves.

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Mike IsomMike Isom

Admissions Counselor
mikei@uca.edu
501.450.5056
Transfer students

 I was born and raised in Conway, Arkansas. I actually attended grades 1 thru 5 on the UCA campus. I graduated from UCA in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education. I was also Commissioned as an Officer in the United States Army in 1970 through the UCA ROTC program. I received a MSE from UCA in 1976. After completing my commitment to the Army, I began a 28 year coaching career that included 18 years at UCA, 10 of those years as the Head Football coach.My coaching career ended in 1999 and beginning in January of 2000, I began working in the Admissions Office as a Transfer Recruiter. I love helping Transfer Students develop plans and goals that will affect the rest of their lives.

ellen-jeffusEllen Jeffus

Admissions Counselor
ejeffus@uca.edu
501.450.5109
Dallas, TX

I graduated from Benton High School in 2007 with several years of Spanish classes under my belt and a strong desire to be bilingual. This dream led me to UCA and I am so glad it did. UCA offered many opportunities I wouldn’t have had elsewhere and an unbelievable college experience.

While at UCA I was very involved in all things Honors, as well as other service-based student organizations. Through the Honors College and the College of Business, I was able to fund two study abroad trips to Costa Rica and Mexico that changed my life forever. Because of those trips, paired with the ability and confidence that my Spanish degree provided me, I moved to South America after graduation. I am fully fluent in Spanish and English and have lived out a life-long dream in Chile, working and exploring the continent for almost three years.

Now, I am thrilled to be a part of the admissions team at my alma mater. I can’t wait to share my incredible experiences at UCA with others, in the hopes that they will make the decision to attend UCA, and take advantage of all the wonderful and unique opportunities we can offer.

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Chirs RigginsChris Riggins

Admissions Counselor
criggins@uca.edu
501.450.5147
Transfer students

Hey everyone!  I am a proud graduate of Altheimer High School, and yes that is in Arkansas.  Upon graduation, I knew I wanted to attend UCA.  As an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to play football and a proud member of the 1991 NAIA National Championship Team.  I also completed my Master’s Degree at UCA in College Student Personnel Administration.  UCA and the city of Conway has been good to me and for me!
 I am honored to work at UCA because the university has greatly impacted my life by providing me a true family environment.  The “City of Colleges”, Conway, is one of the most progressive cities in the state, and I love living here!  One of my life quotes is, “To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.”  I am honored to be able to help prospective students to continue or explore their education opportunities.

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SydneySpradlin-0124Sydney Spradlin

Admissions Counselor
sspradlin@uca.edu
501.450.5109
Southwest Arkansas

 Hello everyone! I graduated from Hamburg High School in 2009.  From there, I decided to pursue my education further and become a UCA bear! During my undergraduate years I had the privilege of serving on the Student Orientation Staff, Panhellenic Council and the Bear Den Executive Board.  In 2013, I received my degree in Public Relations.

Being involved on campus and in my academics led me to find my passion for higher education. This passion led me to continue my education to the master’s level.  I graduated from the College Student & Personnel Administration program at UCA in 2015.

Not only do I have a love for higher education, but for UCA in particular.  Seven years ago, I made the decision to become a bear and I now have the honor to represent this university on a professional level. My goal is to share the astounding experiences and knowledge that UCA provided me with. I am so excited to help incoming students find their fit and give back to this community in any way that I can!

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