Christina Clark Named Vice Chancellor for Institutional Support Services and COO; Amy Wenger Named Chancellor’s Chief of Staff

By ChaseYavondaC

Clark will oversee Campus Operations, Information Technology and the Police Department.

Portrait of Wenger

Amy Wenger has been named the chancellor’s chief of staff.

Amy Wenger, who has a master’s in health services administration, has been named the chancellor’s chief of staff. She most recently served at UAMS as administrator of the Women and Infant Health Service Line and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the College of Medicine.

“This institution has already benefitted from Christina’s remarkable leadership skills, and I’m confident she will thrive in this new role,” said UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA. “She and Amy will help us better position UAMS for the future and support our efforts to serve our patients, students and all 3 million residents of the state of Arkansas.”

Clark came to UAMS in 2005 and has served in a variety of roles in the chancellor’s office, the College of Medicine and the Psychiatric Research Institute, where she helped oversee construction of the institute, which opened in 2008. Previously, she was director of training operations at ClearPointe Technology Group and as a conversion analyst and data center manager at Cardinal Systems/Group Data Services.

Wenger, who joined UAMS in 2005, has served as administrator in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine and the Surgical Specialties Service Line, as administrator for the nursing department and as clinical services business manager at the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.


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