Shannon Fleming, Ed.D., has been named executive director of development at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). His position will focus on fund raising efforts for the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
“Dr. Fleming brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the UAMS Cancer Institute. He will be a great asset to our team as we continue to expand our research and treatment programs for all Arkansans,” says Laura Hutchins, M.D., interim Cancer Institute director.
Fleming joined UAMS in 2015 as senior director of development working on behalf of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Regional Programs. During that time, his efforts resulted in $20 million in gifts for the institution.
Prior to joining UAMS, Fleming served as executive director for the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation and vice president for institutional advancement for Philander Smith College.
Fleming received a Bachelor of Science in business administration at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, a Master of Business Administration at Louisiana Tech University, and a Doctorate in Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
He is a member of the Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals and was recognized in 2016 as Outstanding Fund Raising Professional.
Fleming is a past board member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Arkansas Chapter of Special Olympics. He has been active on committees for the Conway Chamber of Commerce and is a past president of the Drew Country Chamber of Commerce.
UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six 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 and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five 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 throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health.