Loving to Lead Conference Services, Special Events

September 20, 2021
By Larry Isch
Posted in About
Loving Named Director of Conference Services and Special Events

Michelle Loving has transitioned to the position of director of conference services and special events at University of the Ozarks.

Loving has served as the special projects manager in the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement since 2005. She began her new duties on Sept. 20.

She replaces Laura Reehl, who resigned this month, “due to the impact of COVID-19 on the event industry and a desire to be closer to family. I want to take this time to spend with them and re-evaluate my career path,” said Reehl, whose last day will be Sept. 24.

Loving recently completed a master’s degree in strategic communications from Arkansas State University. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

As special projects manager in Advancement, Loving has worked with the University’s Walton Arts & Ideas Series, Homecoming, fund-raising events and Commencement ceremonies.  

“This campus has been an amazing part of my life for the past 16 years and I am grateful for being able to continue to serve Ozarks,” Loving said. “Special events are an important part of the Ozarks experience and I look forward to expanding and improving on that experience. I am excited for the chance to show the community of Clarksville and the state of Arkansas what Ozarks can offer through its conference services.”

As director of conference services and special events, Loving will report to the vice president for finance and administration and will lead the University’s efforts in promotion and sales in the use of the University’s conference center and other campus facilities and resources for meetings, conferences, camps, conventions and special events.

Loving and her husband, Scott, reside in New Blaine, Ark., and have four children, Savannah (17), a concurrent student at Ozarks; Colton (12); and twins Ella and Emma (9).