Admissions Counselors

nuttVictor Barrientos

Admissions Counselor
Southwest Arkansas/Tulsa, OK

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.


Clint Brown

Admissions Counselor
Dallas, Texas

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
Southeast Arkansas/Louisiana

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
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
North 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
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!


Sydney Spradlin

Admissions Counselor
Faulkner County (AR)

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!

Go Bears!


Jarod Wickliffe

Admissions Counselor
Local, Tennessee, Mississippi

I was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas. I later graduated from Little Rock Catholic High School for Boys in 2012. Upon high school graduation my twin brother and I packed our bags and headed for Bear Country.

From the moment my feet first touched the ground at the University of Central Arkansas I felt welcomed to the campus community. During my time at UCA I found myself; I was involved in many different student organizations and served in a number of different leadership positions. I was a Team Leader for the Student Orientation Staff (SOS), a member of the Greek Community, President of the Bear Den Executive Board, a Student Worker for the Student Government Association and a Student Center Manager.

In 2016 I graduated with my BBA in marketing and ventured away from the Conway community. However, my bear pride has inspired me to make my way back home to UCA in joining the Admissions Team.

I am very excited to share my college experience and to encourage others to create their own.

Do It Like a Big Bear!