Admissions Counselors

nuttVictor Barrientos

Admissions Counselor
vbarrientosvald1@uca.edu
501.472.3864
Central Arkansas

Hi! My name is Victor. I was born and raised in the beautiful country of El Salvador. When I graduated high school in 2014, I was blessed with the opportunity of moving to the United States and becoming a bear at the University of Central Arkansas. Throughout my journey at UCA, I’ve grown to love the university and its mission and values.

Home for me is 2,240.3 miles away from Arkansas, so UCA and the Conway community are my second home. UCA nurtured me and taught me so many things. It enabled me to finish my Bachelors of Business Administration in marketing in 2018, develop myself in a professional environment, instilled the importance of serving the community, and, most importantly, it gave me a second family in the Office of Admissions.

I am so thankful for the University of Central Arkansas, and it is one of my goals to help future students learn how the university can help them discover and achieve their aspirations.

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Clint Brown

Admissions Counselor
crbrown@uca.edu
501.470.8942
Dallas, TX/Tulsa, OK/Oklahoma City, OK

In 2010 I graduated from Nemo Vista High School in Center Ridge, Arkansas. While in high school I was involved with the Upward Bound Program on UCA’s campus, and through it I knew UCA was where I wanted to attend! During my time at the university I was given the opportunity to take part in many different organizations and opportunities such as: being a Resident Assistant, UCA Ultimate Frisbee, Student Orientation Staff, and Greek Life. In December of 2014 I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts with an emphasis in Fine Arts, and I am extremely proud to say that I am an alumnus of UCA!

Now I belong to an amazing family in UCA Admissions! I have the ability to give back to the university that gave so much to me by sharing my experiences and knowledge with prospective students. I strive to inform those interested in the university, student and family alike, with the knowledge they need to make UCA their home and find their passions just as I did!

rlambertReginald Lambert

Admissions Counselor
rlambert1@uca.edu
501.472.8074
Southeast Arkansas/Pulaski County (AR)

Greetings everyone! I was born and raised in Camden, AR. After graduating from Camden Fairview High School, I decided to take my talents to Arkansas Tech University (ATU) where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (2011). I also earned my Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel in (2013) from ATU. During my time at ATU, I had the opportunity to get involved in many different organizations. One that I am most proud of is my membership in the NPHC Greek Community as a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. In addition to Greek Life, I also participated in intramural sports, served as an orientation leader, and I was able to visit China twice through Study Abroad Experiences.

As I engaged in campus life through those opportunities, I was able to work with younger college students, and that is where I grew a passion for working in higher education. As a professional in higher education, I have worked in many different capacities including Student Life, Residential Life & Housing, Intramural Sports, and Information Technology – to name a few. I truly enjoy all aspects of higher education from opportunities to meet new people and share my passion to developing new programs and initiatives to improve student success and involvement. My professional experiences have allowed me to sharpen my skills and utilize my expertise to become a better role model.

Currently, I am currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education. I believe that this degree will not only strengthen my academic knowledge of the field, but it will help me to continue to develop as a multi-faceted professional who impacts students in every aspect of their collegiate matriculation. I am honored to work for the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and to serve as your Admissions Counselor. I look forward to working with each and every one of you while you make one of the most important decisions of your life!“

My goal is to make a positive impact on every student I encounter!” – Reginald Lambert

Go Bears!

Mike IsomMike Isom

Admissions Counselor
mikei@uca.edu
501.472.3946
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.

scolesDani Scoles

Admissions Counselor
jscoles@uca.edu
501.472.4825
Northwest Arkansas/Missouri

Hey guys! I am a proud graduate of Beebe High School class of 2014. From there, I decided to pursue my education further and became a UCA bear! I came to UCA in 2014 and worked diligently to earn a Bachelors in Public Relations and a Bachelors in Communication, graduating in 2018. My time at UCA has been incredible, and to be pursuing higher education professionally is a great joy for me!

My time as an Ambassador for the School of Communication and as a Resident Assistant in Bear Hall gave me opportunities to inspire students to reach their goals personally, professionally, and academically. I loved my undergraduate experience at UCA, and cannot wait to grow in my new professional environment.

My goal is to share the beautiful experiences and knowledge that UCA has provided me with. I am ecstatic to be helping incoming students pursue their passions through higher education and the UCA community.

Go Bears!

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.

Go Bears!

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Mallory Watson

Admissions Counselor
mwatson7@uca.edu
501.205.9351
Northeast Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi

I was born and raised in Newport, Arkansas. My father is an alumni of UCA and was able to introduce my future home to me at a young age. Ever since I was little, my family has spent many weekends in Conway watching the Bears play football.

As a student, I was involved in many RSO’s and student led organizations such as Alpha Sigma Tau, The Big Event committee, PRSSA, Relay for Life and Football Belles. I received my BS in August of 2019, double majoring in Public Relations and Communication. I then joined the Admissions department as an Admissions Counselor.

The University of Central Arkansas has given many memories from my childhood, an education, and now a career. I am very excited to share with others the opportunities that UCA has to offer.

Go Bears!