Jenny Ruud

Assistant Director, Academic Advising Center, Honors College Advisor

Harrin Hall 109

(501) 450-3644


Why I Do What I Do: 

My “why” is to encourage and mentor others so that they can be their best and most true selves. As Polonius says in Hamlet:  “This above all to thine own self be true…”


Success is being who YOU want be (not what others want for you).  If you are doing what you love, you are a success.


About Jenny:

Jenny Ruud is the Assistant Director of the Academic Advising Center. Jenny has worked in the AAC since 2008. Prior to coming to UCA, she worked for several years as the Coordinator of Freshmen recruitment at Marymount Manhattan College and an Admissions consultant and the Director of Alumni Relations at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. She also has a background in Public Relations and Advertising, working for 6 years as the PR and Advertising Associate at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (now CSFB), also in NYC. She holds a BFA from the New School University in New York.


In her spare time, Jenny enjoys performing and teaching piano at the Faulkner Academy of Arts and Conway Dinner Theatre, is an avid reader, loves traveling, and is a volunteer with Arkansas Hospice in LR.