Bowes Promoted to Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration at UAMS

By ChaseYavondaC

Bill Bowes UAMS

Bill Bowes

Bowes has served as UAMS vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer since 2013. In that role, he was responsible for overall financial leadership of the university in support of its operational and strategic goals and priorities with oversight of finance, human resources, supply chain and budget functions.  In his new role, he will also provide senior leadership of UAMS Information Services, Campus Operations and business administration across the university.

“Bill’s expertise and understanding of financial management strategies in higher education has been an incredible asset to UAMS,” said UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D.

Bowes has served more than 30 years in senior higher education finance and administrative roles with previous positions as senior vice president for finance and administration at Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, Georgia (now Augusta University), vice chancellor for fiscal affairs with the University System of Georgia, vice president for finance and administration for Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut, and assistant commissioner for financial affairs with the Connecticut Department of Higher Education in Hartford, Connecticut.

“As the state’s only academic health center, UAMS has the unique opportunity to lead health care in Arkansas,” said Bowes. “I look forward to continuing to help this institution promote its mission of improving health and health care for all Arkansans.”

Bowes earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and his master’s degree in urban and policy sciences from the State University of New York at Stony Brook W. Averill Harriman School for Management and Policy College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.