The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced that Shannon Fleming has been named senior director of development for its Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.
The appointment was effective May 29.
Fleming previously served as executive director of the University of Southern Mississippi foundation, which had more than $118 million in assets, including $75 million in endowments.
“From the beginning of our search, it was evident Shannon Fleming was the most-qualified person for the job,” Dr. Jeanne Wei, director of the institute, said in a news release. “We are delighted to have him join our team and are sure that he will help us achieve our mission of improving senior care in Arkansas and across the nation.”
Fleming’s career in higher education spans 30 years, including time at other Arkansas institutions. He spent six years as assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello; two years as chief development officer at Henderson State University; and, three years as associate vice president for advancement at the University of Central Arkansas, where he helped plan a $35 million campaign and assisted in securing the lead gift of $3.5 million.
He received a bachelor’s in business administration from UA-Monticello in 1982 and a master’s in business administration from Louisiana Tech University in 1983. He earned a doctorate of education in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1997.
“The Reynolds Institute has done, and will continue to do, incredible work to improve life for the aging population in Arkansas and across the nation,” Fleming said. “It is an honor to join the talented staff and help them continue to provide world-class medical care.”