College of Education and Health Professions Appoints New Director of Development



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Tory Gaddy has been named director of development for the U of A College of Education and Health Professions.

In this role, she will manage a growing portfolio of major gifts, cultivate new relationships with donors, and participate in fundraising to support the college.

“Tory has extensive development experience and has demonstrated exceptional leadership in his various roles at the university over the past decade,” said Kate Mamiseishvili, acting dean of the College of Education and Health Professions. “We are delighted to welcome her to our team. I look forward to working with her to help our college grow and prosper.”

Gaddy was most recently the director of development and external relations at the law school, where she led the successful efforts of the Arkansas campaign, which led to a 400% increase in support for private scholarships. She was instrumental in securing funding for the Civil Service Scholarship Program established in 2019. Gaddy joined the U of A in 2012 and has held positions within Central Development and the College of Engineering . She moved to law school in 2015 and was promoted to associate principal in 2017. Within a year, she was appointed to the position of principal of the school.

“I was drawn to the College of Education and Health Professions because of its focus on the caregiving fields. Education and health are the cornerstones of any community, and I am excited to having the opportunity to work with Dean Mamiseishvili to further the fundraising goals of the college.”

A native of Fayetteville, Gaddy holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the U of A Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

Gaddy replaces Jamie Banks, who accepted a position at the University of Arkansas for medical sciences after 19 years at the College of Education and Health Professions.

About the College of Education and Health Professions: The College of Education and Health Professions offers advanced academic degrees along with professional development opportunities and learning communities to serve the education and health systems of Arkansas and beyond. The college provides training and experiences for a variety of professional roles, ranging from community mental health counselors to teachers and school leaders. Adult education and higher education programs, as well as educational technology and sports management, offer a wide range of options. In addition to education-related opportunities, the college prepares nurses, speech-language pathologists, health educators and administrators, recreation professionals, rehabilitation counselors, and human performance researchers.

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