Alumni Association

Any individual who has attended University of the Ozarks is considered an alumnus and is therefore a member of the alumni association. There are no membership dues for the association. The Ozarks Alumni Association is incorporated exclusively for the following educational and charitable purposes:

  1. to foster Christian higher education at University of the Ozarks;
  2. to pursue and encourage a spiritual, intellectual, social and economic relationship among University alumni, faculty, students, friends and the community at large;
  3. to support the furtherance of the University’s mission;
  4. to solicit and receive donations, gifts and funds to be used exclusively on behalf of the University for the furtherance of its mission and to encourage others to support the University; and
  5. to promote awareness of University of the Ozarks worldwide and to recruit students.

Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Alumni Association Board of Directors is the decision-making body of the association, who meet three times a year. The Board of Directors meets once in the Fall, once in the spring and once with the entire Alumni Association during our annual Alumni Weekend. The Board promote the University and guide the Association in its projects, policies, and financial matters.

The Board is divided into three standing committees: finance, nominating, and the alumni connections committee. Directors serve a three-year term and represent a wide range of class years, geographical locations, and career choices. Attendance is required at the three Board meetings and one annual meeting. All directors are expected to support the college financially through participation in the Annual Scholarship Fund and other campaigns to the best of their ability, and to volunteer their time to promote the University in their communities. For more information email the alumni office –

Nominations for the board are accepted year around. Over the course of the year, nominations are reviewed and new members are elected. If you are interested in volunteering on the board, please submit a  Volunteer Form. If you know someone who may be interested in volunteering on the Board, please submit a Nomination Form.

Current Alumni Association Board Members:
 Mark Watkins ’76 – President  Bruce Williams ’43  David Ray ’07
 Jeff Jackson ’01 – Vice President  Danny Aquillar ’90  Julie Bernard ’03
 Tyler Wilson ’11 – Treasurer  Bill Crowder ’56  Martha Efurd ’56
 Taylor Rogers ’08 – Secretary  Johnny Dillard ’70  Bill Ballard ’56
 Lorrain Belote ’56  Courtney Taylor ’09  Jessalyn Halsted ’08
 Ralph Ehren ’55  George Pittenger ’91  Kaye Bagsby Person ’77
 Jennifer Fisher ’93  Luis Sanchez ’08  Paul Person ’77
 Sue Powers ’60  Brandon Carlson ’10  Eric Steinmiller ’02 (Virtual Position)
 Todd Koch ’09  Gary Perry ’74
 Ian Bryan ’13  Beth Duvall ’65


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University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Commencement set for May 13

University of the Ozarks will award bachelor degrees to 87 graduating seniors during its 2017 Spring Commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 13, on the campus mall.