Mary Bane Lackie has been appointed to serve as the new vice president for university advancement for the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), as well as the president of the UCA Foundation.
Lackie began her new roles Oct. 15. She has served as the interim vice president of university advancement since February 2020. She was previously the assistant vice president for development.
In her new role, Lackie leads approximately 30 employees across multiple departments, including the departments of Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Development, University Marketing and Communications, and the UCA Foundation.
“Since Mary joined UCA in March 2018, she has been a centerpiece of our campaign planning and staff development,” UCA president Houston Davis said in a statement. “I have seen firsthand the depth and breadth of her knowledge and her commitment to excellence. As vice president of University Advancement, I know she will continue to be a tremendous asset to our students, alumni base, leadership team, and the university as a whole.”
Before joining UCA in 2018, she was the vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. She was also the executive director of alumni services and annual giving at Arkansas Tech University and the director of development for the American School of Warsaw.
Lackie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arkansas Tech University, a master’s degree in student personnel services from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and a doctorate in higher education from the University of Arkansas.