Angela Oxford, Director
Angela Oxford began at the University of Arkansas in July 2008 and became the director of the Center for Community Engagement in 2011. She is a native of Northwest Arkansas and a graduate from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master’s of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She began her career in the non-profit sector in 1999 by working for Hands on Atlanta, engaging the city’s corporate community in corporate service events for six years. After Angela relocated to NWA, she consulted for the Hands on Network/Points of Light Foundation and she served as the program director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas. She continues her life of servant-leadership by participating in the Governor’s Advisory Council for the Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support, the NWA MLK Planning Committee, and as a Girl Scout Leader.
Amanda Finch, Program Coordinator
Amanda Finch began as the Program Coordinator for the Center for Community Engagement in August of 2011. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma and her Master of Education degree in Higher Education from the University of Arkansas. As program coordinator she advises ongoing service initiatives of the Volunteer Action Center which include the VAC Literacy Program, Dream B.I.G., and the Full Circle Campus Food Pantry. Amanda loves being a student affairs professional in campus service and volunteerism because she enjoys working with students and the programming that promotes civic engagement. Before her current position as the Program Coordinator for the Center for Community Engagement, she worked as a graduate assistant in student activities where she advised student programming committees, booked campus talent, and negotiated contracts with talent agents.
Mallory Culver, Graduate Assistant
Mallory Culver completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from John Brown University in December 2011. She then immediately began to pursue her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Arkansas in January 2012. During her undergraduate career, she was involved in several aspects of student affairs and held various leadership positions within student organizations. She deeply enjoys building relationships with people and identifying ways in which to best assist them in developing and reaching their goals. Mallory began her role as the Graduate Assistant for the Center for Community Engagement in May 2013. She could not be more excited to work with students, staff, and various agencies to aspire for and create positive change in this community and beyond.