LITTLE ROCK – Ann Turney has been named director of development for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy.
Turney will work jointly with the College of Pharmacy and the UAMS Office of Development and Alumni Affairs to advance the college and UAMS. Her responsibilities include seeking annual, major, endowed and planned gifts. In addition, she will oversee the Pharmacy Alumni Association and coordinate activities to increase alumni participation with the college.
“Ann brings a wealth of advancement experience, energy and enthusiasm,” said UAMS College of Pharmacy Dean Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D. “I am confident that she will help the college develop an advancement culture and achieve ambitious goals.”
Turney comes to UAMS from Hendrix College in Conway, where she served for 20 years in a variety of advancement positions, including communications, media relations, publications, fund raising and alumni and parent relations. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Hendrix in 1975.
“It’s an exciting and pivotal time to joint the UAMS College of Pharmacy,” Turney said. “The alumni, students, faculty and staff of the college are poised to work together to strengthen and enhance an already strong program.”
Originally from Morrilton, she lives near Conway with her husband, David, a ceramic tile contractor. She is a 1994 graduate of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute and a past board member of the Conway Downtown Partnership and the Pine Street Area Community Development Corporation. She serves on the board of directors of the Beaverfork Volunteer Fire Department.
Established in 1951, the UAMS College of Pharmacy provides excellent education in stimulating environment where the delivery of superb pharmaceutical care is integrated with nationally and internationally recognized research.
UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has more than 2,200 students and 660 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.1 billion a year.
UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute.