University of Arkansas at Little Rock vice chancellor Steve McClellan died over the weekend as a result of a heart attack.
The university announced that McClellan, 64, died on Saturday, Dec. 5.
McClellan served as the vice chancellor for finance and administration. He joined UA Little Rock in 2007 as associate vice chancellor for finance. He held that role until 2013 when he was named vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer for Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss.
He returned to UA Little Rock in 2016 to take on the vice chancellor role. In this role, he oversaw the university’s budget and financial services, as well as the departments of facilities management, public safety, information technology, printing services, and until recently, human resources.
“Having worked closely with Steve these last fifteen months, I know that he shared my optimism for a bright future at UA Little Rock,” UA Little Rock Chancellor Christina Drale said in a statement. “He was dedicated to helping us find ways to build a better budget and to make other institutional improvements wherever possible. He loved university life and was keenly interested in the activities of our faculty, staff, and students.”
Before joining UA Little Rock, McClellan held multiple roles, including as vice president of fiscal affairs, at Northwest Mississippi Community Colleges over the course of approximately 25 years.
McClellan obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s of business administration from Delta State University.
A family mass in celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland, Miss.