Scholarship Committee


The Vice President for Finance and Administration is charged with responsibility of oversight and compliance of university academic and departmental/performance scholarships. Through the creation of a Finance and Administration Compliance Office and the Scholarship Committee, the following duties are performed: formulation and maintenance of scholarship policies and procedures; monitoring of projected expenditures; analyzing the impact of policy changes; submission of new or revised policies to Cabinet; and reviewing exception requests by students.


Representation from the following offices: Compliance Office (Chair), Academic Affairs, Admissions, Athletics, Budget and Finance, Financial Aid, Student Affairs, Institutional Research, Student Accounts, Schedler Honors College, and UCA Foundation.  In addition, three faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate will be voting members of the committee and serve three-year staggered terms.

Scholarship Committee Members

Drew CourtwayPermanent, ChairCompliance Office representative
Dr. Kevin ThomasPermanentAcademic Affairs representative
Courtney BryantPermanentAdmissions representative
Cheryl LyonsPermanentFinancial Aid representative
John FincherPermanentStudent Affairs representative
Darrell WalshPermanentAthletics representative
Terri CaninoPermanentBudget and Finance representative
Sandra OttPermanentStudent Accounts representative
Amber HallPermanentInstitutional Research representative
Dr. Patricia SmithPermanentSchedler Honors College representative
Chad HearnePermanentUCA Foundation representative
Dr. Ling Zhang2024Faculty Senate Appointment
Dr. Sharif Mahmood (CNSM)2025Faculty Senate Appointment
Dr. Carl Frederickson
2026Faculty Senate Appointment


on call, but generally monthly during the fall and spring

Reports to

Vice President of Finance and Administration


Page last updated: October 13, 2020