Sterling Moore Named UAMS Vice Chancellor for Regional Campuses

By Ben Boulden

He was previously assistant vice chancellor for administration for Regional Campuses.

Sterling Moore

Moore succeeds Tim Hill who on July 1 was named chief operating officer of UAMS Health System.

Regional Campuses, originally called the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), was started in 1973 through the efforts of then-Gov. Dale Bumpers, the Arkansas Legislature and UAMS to train medical residents and provide clinical care and health education services around the state. Its eight regional campuses are located in Batesville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Helena-West Helena, Jonesboro, Magnolia, Pine Bluff and Texarkana.

“Sterling has shown exceptional leadership and management skills through his 26 years with UAMS,” said Interim Chancellor Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D. “His leadership will be key in the effort to further align each regional campus with the clinical, educational and research missions of UAMS as a whole. He will foster the collaborative connections necessary at the local level while advancing UAMS’ statewide mission of improving health for all Arkansans.”

Immediate strategic priorities include implementing a single integrated electronic health records system for all regional programs, continuing the transition to value-based reimbursement models and expanding local relationships at key sites.

Moore came to UAMS in June 1991 and worked at what is now UAMS South Regional Campus as a clinic manager through July 1995. He then served as business manager there through October 2004, as well as interim director in 2001. He was associate director of AHEC Programs in 2004, then interim director of UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville in 2005. He served as assistant vice chancellor for administration for Regional Programs from 2010-2014, and as executive associate chair for the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine from 2014-2016.

Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and accounting from Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana. He graduated with honors with an executive master’s degree in business administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He participated in the Executive Leadership Training program at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) Anderson School of Business.

Moore also was an accounting and finance officer in the U.S. Air Force and achieved the rank of captain.