UAMS’s Sterba Elected Vice President of Graduate Enrollment Association

By Spencer Watson

The organization, called NAGAP (formerly the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals) consists of approximately 1,500 members representing institutions of higher education of all sizes, both public and private.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve on the executive committee for this important organization representing both Arkansas and UAMS on a national stage,” said Sterba. “The work we do in terms of communicating and networking among members helps improve our institutions for faculty, staff and students.”

Additionally, Sterba was presented with NAGAP’s Distinguished Service Award, which is the organization’s most prestigious award. It is presented annually to an individual who has contributed progressive leadership and exceptional service to the association and the profession. The award comes with a lifetime membership to NAGAP and a $1,000 cash prize.

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.