Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Services, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Wendy Stouffer is the Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Services, and the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. She provides oversight of the Financial Aid Office and Academic Scholarships, and operational oversight of the Credential Evaluation Unit.
Stouffer is a Rogers native who holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and criminal justice and a law degree, both from the University of Arkansas. She practiced law before joining the university in 2001 as assistant director of admissions. Stouffer served in the admissions office in various capacities until September 2010, when she was named director of academic scholarships. She has served on many campus committees, including the faculty admissions and appellate board, the athletic integrity committee, the enrollment advisory committee, and the scholarship review committee.
Executive Director of Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid
Phillip Blevins is the executive director of financial aid and scholarships and assists the executive director with leadership of the financial aid and academic scholarship office. His financial aid team is responsible for processing and awarding applications for federal financial aid, as well as disbursing institutional aid and state aid, such as the Academic Challenge Lottery Scholarship. The academic scholarship team processes thousands of scholarships applications annually and awards and posts university scholarships and scholarships from outside organizations. In addition, the scholarship team works closely with students to help retain their awards throughout their tenures at the university.
Blevins began his career at the University of Arkansas in December 2000 as a computer technician in the Center for Students with Disabilities. In November 2002, he transferred to the financial aid office, where he has held many positions. He has served as executive director of financial aid since October 2018. An Elkins native, Blevins holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems and a master's degree in information systems.
Associate Director for Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid
Denise Burford is the Associate Director for Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid. Denise oversees programs and processes for academic scholarship application and processing across campus. She also coordinates departmental staffing and is responsible for training initiatives for staff.
Burford holds a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree from Biola University. She has worked on various campuses in Chicago, Dubuque, Los Angeles, and Boston, and joined the University of Arkansas in May 2009.