Shannon Fleming, Ed.D., Named Executive Director of Development for UAMS Cancer Institute

By Susan Van Dusen

“Dr. Fleming brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the UAMS Cancer Institute. He will be a great asset to our team as we continue to expand our research and treatment programs for all Arkansans,” said Laura Hutchins, M.D., interim Cancer Institute director.

Fleming joined UAMS in 2015 as senior director of development working on behalf of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Regional Programs. During that time, his efforts resulted in $20 million in gifts for the institution.

Prior to joining UAMS, Fleming served as executive director for the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation and vice president for institutional advancement for Philander Smith College.

Fleming received a Bachelor of Science in business administration at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, a Master of Business Administration at Louisiana Tech University, and a Doctorate in Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

He is a member of the Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals and was recognized in 2016 as Outstanding Fund Raising Professional.

Fleming is a past board member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Arkansas Chapter of Special Olympics. He has been active on committees for the Conway Chamber of Commerce and is a past president of the Drew Country Chamber of Commerce.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six 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 and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. 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 throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.


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 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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