Dean of Students

Mission: The Dean of Students office serves as a resource in support of student growth and development and ultimately student success. To achieve this mission, the office acts as a student advocate, promotes student responsibility, and provides needed services and support to students and the general public.

Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts, Dean of Students

Gary Roberts, Ed.D.

Student Health Center, Room 210

Conway, AR 72035

501 450-3416 office

501 450-3248 fax


About the Dean: I came to UCA in 1987 as director of housing and became dean of students in 1990.  I received a BS in mathematics and MS in counselor education at Emporia State University in Kansas, and a Doctorate of Education in higher education administration at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  I am married and have two children.

As dean of students, I am responsible for the following:

  • Oversee student conduct or student judicial system at the University.
  • Oversee the departments of campus recreation (including intramural sports and HPER Center), student life (including student organizations and Greek life), disability resource center, and university training.
  • Oversee UCA Student Handbook and Daily Planner.
  • Administer UCA Emergency Student Loan Fund.
  • Assist students with individual problems and concerns.
  • Assist students who need to withdraw from the University for medical or mental health reasons, or due to the death of a close family relative
  • I advise the UCA Circle K Club, a collegiate community service organization.