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Office of Alumni Relations
Shanta Arnold, '09, M.A., B.B.A.
Director of Alumni Affairs
Kelly Hall - First Floor
Shanta Arnold prides herself in being organized, being an active listener and also works to improve her people skills. She is a proud graduate of Guy-Perkins High School in Guy, Arkansas. She earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Philander Smith College graduating with the great Class of 2009. She continued her education to obtain her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University, Little Rock Metro Campus. Shanta’s years of experience has included a diverse range of supervisory and training duties, as well as direct supervision of numerous special projects. Her business background is broad, with experience ranging from the airline industry to education. Outside of her professional life, Shanta is a dedicated and active member of Grace Temple Church, Bishop Steven Arnold, founding Pastor, Little Rock, Arkansas.
STUDENT COMMUNICATION POLICY
When contacting the National Alumni Association via social media, phone call, or email, students must contact The Director of Alumni Relations for all forms of communication. The Director will communicate with the National Alumni Association. All students will email the Alumni Relations and submit the form below. The Alumni Relations Director will serve as the liaison and respond to each request.