Admissions Officers

Megan Gabbard

Megan Gabbard

Senior Admissions Officer
Phone: 479-788-7104


My Local Schools: Arkansas School for Math, Science, and Arts, Charleston, Clarksville, Dardanelle, Greenwood, Lavaca, Ozark, Paris, Russellville, Scranton, Southside, Subiaco Academy, and the Hot Springs Area.

My Specialty: Southern Arkansas


I graduated with a Master's of Education in Student Affairs and College Counseling in 2015 and completed a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Marketing in 2013. Currently I am ABD in ed.D. in Higher Education at the University of Arkansas. As a student, I held leadership positions in a variety of student organizations including Phi Mu Fraternity and the Student Ambassadors. I have completed various internships in counseling and higher education settings. My favorite interests are playing with my rescue dogs, dancing, and spending time with my friends and family.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world." – Nelson Mandela



Carilia Bonilla

Nick Daily

Admissions Officer II
Phone: 479-788-7988


My Local Schools: Northwest Arkansas Community College, Carl Albert State College, University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain, National Park Community College, Mena, Acorn, and Morrilton.

My Specialty: Transfer Students, Non-Traditional Students, and The Ouachita’s extended.


I graduated from Hendrix College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Film Studies. During my time in school, I was a leader of both our Film Society and our Hendrix Ambassadors. I love heading out on a road trip, going on a hike with my dog, or simply staying in and curling up with a great film.

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." – Aristotle

Raneisha Lewis

Raneisha Lewis

Admissions Officer I
Phone: 479-788-7134


My Local Schools: Future School of Fort Smith, Muldrow, Poteau, Roland, Sallisaw, and Spiro.

My Specialty: Minority Students and Oklahoma.


I graduated from UAFS in 2017 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. As a student, I held leadership positions in Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and Cub Camp. I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I am currently studying to become a Real Estate Agent. I am very excited to be back on the UAFS campus!

Gina Southchay

Admissions Officer I
Phone: 479-788-7105


My Local Schools: Alma, Bella Vista, Bentonville, Cedarville, Elkins, Farmington, Fayetteville, Gentry, Gravette, Greenland, Haas Hall Academy, Lincoln, Mountainburg, Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, Siloam Springs, Van Buren, West Fork.

My Specialty: Minority students and Northwest Arkansas.


I'm a proud alumni of UAFS. Many people think I'm crazy for graduating with Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, but it's honestly engraved in my heart. Throughout my academic career, I was a university ambassador and I was a part of the glorious Chemistry club. I am very fond of my two dogs (they're my babies!), I thrive in the outdoors, and I love researching upcoming cosmetic trends/products!

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Luis Negrete Becerra

Admissions Officer I
Phone: 479-788-7635


My Local Schools: Booneville, Hackett, Mansfield, Magazine, Northside, Rogers, Rogers Heritage, Springdale, Union Christian and Waldron.

My Specialty: Minority Students and Arkansas River Valley extended.


I graduated from UAFS in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Chemistry minor and in 2018 with an Associate's in Mechanical Engineering. Throughout college I held various leadership positions in Cub Camp and Kappa Alpha Order. I also played various intramural sports and worked as a referee. I love playing soccer, spending time with my friends and I am so excited to share my college experience with current and future UAFS students!

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." -Pele