Ron K. Patterson has been hired as the new director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Central Arkansas.
Patterson had previously served as the director of admissions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He will start his new post on July 1.
Dr. Robert Parrent, vice president for enrollment management, said UCA is fortunate to have Patterson serve as its new director of undergraduate admissions.
“Ron’s educational accomplishments, admissions experience and familiarity with the service region will pay dividends in the days ahead,” said Parrent.
Besides serving as director of admissions, Patterson also served as an assistant dean and an assistant director during his time at UT Health Science Center. Patterson received his bachelor of science degree in human services from Martin Methodist College in the spring of 1998. He earned his master of arts degree in education from Marietta College in the summer of 2002.
Patterson said he is excited about his new position at UCA.
“It is an honor to join UCA as we extend our reach of a thriving city, Conway, Arkansas, and the University with the global community,” he said. “I am eager to work with members of the UCA team to achieve our vision.”