Chasse Conque Appointed Senior Director of Development for UAMS Medical Center

By Liz Caldwell

Conque joined UAMS in February 2011 as the director of development for the College of Medicine. In 2012 he was part of the College of Medicine’s best fundraising year in six years helping raise more than $6 million. He has worked closely with the college’s Board of Visitors as well as UAMS physicians and researchers to help raise funds in all areas – clinical, research and education.

“Working under Renie Rule, the UAMS College of Medicine’s executive director of development, Chasse has been a key figure in the college’s development efforts which have raised $15 million over the last three years,” said Lance Burchett, UAMS vice chancellor for institutional advancement.

He is replacing Sue Williamson, who is retiring after a 30-year career at UAMS.

Prior to coming to UAMS, Conque spent five years at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) where he was the director of development for athletics. While there he started SpectacUALR, the largest ongoing fundraising event for the university. Conque was named to the “Arkansas Business 20 in their 20’s” list in 2011.

He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Arkansas and a Master of Business Administration from UALR.

Conque will continue to work with Rule and College of Medicine Dean G. Richard Smith, M.D., as well as UAMS Medical Center CEO Roxane Townsend, M.D, and Brigitte Grant, associate vice chancellor for development, to identify philanthropic opportunities for the medical center and College of Medicine.


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