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Director's Office Staff

The Director's Office manages the full range of responsibilities and tasks that need to be undertaken for the effective running of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE).  They also provide leadership and administrative direction to ADHE and consists of the Director Maria Markham and her staff.

Dr. Maria Markham

Director
Email: Dr. Maria Markham
Phone: 501-371-2030
Fax: 501-371-2003


Tara Smith

Deputy Director
Email: Tara Smith
Phone: 501-371-2026
Fax: 501-371-2003


Nichole Abernathy

Executive Assistant to the Director
Email: Nichole Abernathy
Phone: 501-371-2030
Fax: 501-371-2003


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