Dylan Edgell

The University of Central Arkansas has named Dylan Edgell assistant director of the Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED).

Edgell will assist in organizing the Community Development Institute (CDI), developing training and technical assistance programs for Arkansas communities and developing new strategic partnerships to further the mission of the organization.

“I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to join the team at the Center for Community and Economic Development,” said Edgell. “I look forward to getting to know more communities in Arkansas, learning what makes them unique and helping them share their story. Arkansas has a strong sense of community, and I am excited to work with our cities and partners to create a stronger economic future for the state.”

Edgell is a 2019 graduate of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service where he focused his studies on economic empowerment and program evaluation. His professional background includes experience in corporate retail, international development and economic development projects, both in Arkansas and in international settings. Prior to joining CCED, he served as economic analytics consultant for Heifer International.

“Our team at CCED is excited to bring Dylan on board as our new assistant director,” said Shelby Fiegel, director of the CCED. “Dylan is going to be a great asset for our team because he brings a unique set of skills to the table. I am certain he will do an exceptional job helping to advance and support communities and community leaders throughout Arkansas.”

About CCED
A part of UCA’s Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, the Center for Community and Economic Development strives to have a positive impact on communities by equipping leaders with economic tools and resources, building consensus to achieve community goals and bringing UCA resources and communities together. CCED envisions communities across Arkansas and the country with robust economies, a flourishing quality of life and diverse and engaged citizen leaders. CCED provides customized training and technical assistance to communities and their leaders. For more information about CCED, visit uca.edu/cced.

About CDI
The Community Development Institute, established in 1987 at UCA, trains community and economic development professionals from Arkansas and surrounding states. The complete CDI experience is a three-year training program, with five days of training per year. Participants move through the program curriculum in cohorts and are exposed to a comprehensive, applied approach to the field of community and economic development. For more information about CDI, visit uca.edu/cdi