Wood Chosen Senior Director of Development for UAMS Northwest

By Spencer Watson

“We are very pleased to have someone of such broad experience joining our collaborative leadership team in northwest Arkansas and helping to move UAMS forward in meeting the needs of Arkansans,” said Lance Burchett, vice chancellor for institutional advancement. “I am confident that Dina will bring a wealth of professional experience and beneficial relationships.”

Wood is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas School of Law. She is a licensed attorney and member of the Arkansas Bar Association. She comes to UAMS from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, where she served as the director of development. Prior to that, she spent 11 years with the University of Arkansas working in University Advancement.

“At Crystal Bridges and Fulbright College, I was surrounded by talented colleagues and passionate donors, and we surpassed unimaginable fundraising goals. The UAMS team is likewise ambitious and has great potential to attract private investment to the UAMS Northwest campus as well as for other UAMS entities in the region,” Wood said.

Wood’s office will be located at UAMS Northwest in Fayetteville, the only regional campus of the university. Established in 2007 and led by Vice Chancellor Peter Kohler, M.D., UAMS Northwest expands the ability of the state’s only academic health sciences center to train physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals.

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