University College

Meet our Staff

Our professionals seek to collaborate with the faculty to foster a culture of learning and shared expertise and, it is within this partnership we find strength to help students meet their needs. Our doors are open, let us help you open yours.

Our mission

To promote the success of all students by providing comprehensive programs and services that advance academic achievement and personal development.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11


Kevin Kehl

Kevin Kehl, Ed.D.
Dean, University College

Caitlin Denton

Caitlin Denton
Assistant Director of First Year Students and Students in Transition

Abbey Watson

Abbey Watson
Communications and Events Coordinator, University College

Tannon Davis

Tannon Davis, MBA
Director, University Studies

Butch Gardner

Butch Gardner, Ed.D.
Director, Career Services

Briana Hatfield

Briana Hatfield
Assistant Director, McNair Scholars

Lolita Meredith

Lolita Meredith, M.S.
Director, McNair Scholars

Stephanie O'Brian

Stephanie O'Brian
Director, Upward Bound

Joy Tapley

Joy Tapley
Assistant Director, Career Services

Scott Palmer

Scott Palmer, B.S.
Academic Coordinator, Upward Bound

Hannah McElligott

Hannah McElligott
Administrative Assistant, University College

LaNelle Stamps

LaNelle Stamps, B.S.
Services Coordinator, Upward Bound

Darla Phillips

Darla Phillips, M.Ed.
Director, Academic Resource Services

Lauren Boone

Lauren Boone, M.A.
Assistant Professor, Director of English as a Second Language

Heath Carpenter

Heath Carpenter, Ph.D.
Director of Integrative Studies, Assistant Professor of English

Contact Us

Student Center Room 236

Mailing address:
Harding University
University College
Box 10749
Searcy AR 72149-5615