UAMS Names Jamie Banks as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Advancement Planning, Development

By Yavonda Chase

“Jamie brings a tremendous amount of experience to this role and will provide strategic leadership in advancing UAMS’ fundraising priorities that support our critical work in the areas of education, clinical care and research to benefit the health and wellness of all Arkansans,” said John Erck, vice chancellor of Institutional Advancement. “I know she will be an invaluable member of our team.”

Banks joins UAMS from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where she served for 19 years as the senior director of development for the College of Education and Health Professions. In that role, she led the development office that included all activities related to private gift fundraising, alumni relations, external relations and communications. Private gift activity in the college exceeded $95 million during that time.

In addition to her work as senior director, Banks also spent three years managing the University of Arkansas’s Women’s Giving Circle overseeing daily operations, annual grant processes and cultivating additional membership and major gift opportunities for members. Prior to her tenure at UA, she spent five years working in various capacities for U.S. Sen. Blanche L. Lincoln in both her Washington D.C. and Little Rock offices.

Banks graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and obtained a Master of Public Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Jamie and her husband Michael reside in Fayetteville and have three teenage children in the Fayetteville public schools.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and eight 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, Institute for Digital Health & Innovation and the Institute for Community Health Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,275 students, 890 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 12,000 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, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube or Instagram.