Kristy Walters Named UAMS Associate Vice Chancellor For Finance and Treasurer

By Susan Van Dusen

Walters is responsible for providing oversight for multiple UAMS financial offices, monitoring and managing cash needs and investments, managing revenue forecasting, and providing data for audits.

From 2015-2017, she held the position of director of contracts administration at UAMS and prior to that served for almost three years as director of financial assurance.

Walters’ other previous professional experience includes serving as regional audit manager and associate director of internal audit at the University of Arkansas System and as financial analyst for Acxiom.

Walters received her Master of Business Administration from UALR and is a certified public accountant, certified healthcare financial professional, and certified information systems auditor.


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. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five 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 Childrens Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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