Staff


Wendy Stouffer

Wendy Stouffer

Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Services, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

479-575-2711
Email: wstouff@uark.edu

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 Acadmic 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.


Phillip Blevins

Phillip Blevins

Executive Director of Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid

479-575-7330
Email: pblevin@uark.edu

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.


Denise Burford

Denise Burford

HEI Program Coordinator

Email: dburford@uark.edu

Denise Burford is an HEI Program Coordinator for scholarships. Denise coordinates outreach efforts for the department and contributes to numerous recruitment and educational events throughout Northwest Arkansas. She is also responsible for scholarship application processes for programs that target incoming freshman and transfer students.

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.


Amber Sisemore

Amber Sisemore

HEI Program Coordinator

Email: amber@uark.edu

Amber Sisemore is an HEI Program Coordinator for scholarships. Amber manages the outside scholarships, and is also responsible for advising students on renewal for the New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award.

Sisemore holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from the University of Arkansas. She returned to the university in April 2007.


Mary Willis

Mary Willis

HEI Program Coordinator

Email: mcwillis@uark.edu

Mary Willis is an HEI Program Coordinator for scholarships. Mary manages freshman scholarships throughout each student’s academic career at the University of Arkansas, including the Chancellor’s, Silas Hunt, Honors College Academy, Razorback Bridge, Leadership, Freshman Academic, and Transfer Student Scholarships. She is also responsible for advising students on scholarship renewal and managing academic scholarship retention, and she serves as a budget officer for the Chancellor’s/Distinguished Governor’s Scholars.

Willis holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas. She returned to the university in October 2009, after working with vendors, Walmart, and McIlroy Bank & Trust.