Dean's Circle

Dean's Circle logoThe Dean’s Circle is the University of Arkansas School of Law’s leadership annual giving society. When you contribute $2,000 or more each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30), you become a member of this growing group of alumni and friends. Gain satisfaction that your support ensures the University of Arkansas School of Law students and faculty can achieve their highest aspirations.

Your leadership and investment at this level will be honored in the following ways:

  • Invitation to the Dean’s Circle Reception
  • Receive updates throughout the year from the Dean
  • E-Communications including the law school’s e-newsletter
  • Special invitations to campus events
  • Distinctive recognition on the University of Arkansas School of Law website
  • The official Dean’s Circle car decal
  • Your gift of $2,000 also qualifies you for the University’s Chancellor’s Society and any associated benefits.
  • Secure full tax benefits as allowed by law

Are you a recent graduate of the School of Law? Please consider becoming a Dean’s Circle Associate by contributing at the level indicated in the chart below. You will receive benefits and recognition as a Dean’s Circle Member. Dean’s Circle becomes even more affordable with monthly or quarterly payment options.

Dean's Circle Associate Levels
If you graduated within Annual donation amount
1-5 Years $500
6-9 Years $1,000
10+ Years $2,000

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For more information on how to become a Dean’s Circle member, contact Erin Feller, associate director of development, at or (479) 575-3468.

2020 Members

AccessLex Institute

John and Jayne Alford

Arkansas Bar Foundation

Jim and Diane Blair

David Boling and Mine Sasaguri

Mac and Katherine Campbell

Steve and Tracey Caple

Vince and Terri Chadick

Charles Thomas and Mary Alice Pearson Educational Foundation

Joe and Margaret Cogdell

Davis and Barbara Duty

Craig and Mitzi Hannah

Michael Heister

Michael Hollomon and Eric Wailes

Christy Jones

Kutak Rock LLP

Stacy Leeds

Connie Lewis Lensing

Mark Lindsay

Jim Lindsey

David Malone and Deborah Thomas

Marler Clark LLP

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard PLLC

Neal and Gina Pendergraft

Charles Scharlau

James Shoffey

Erron and Libby Smith

Squire Patton Boggs Foundation

Tyson Foods Inc.

Jim and Sylvia Van Dover

Walton Enterprises

Charys and Robert Williams

Winokur Family Foundation Inc

Dean’s Circle Associates

Rachel Orr

Inaugural Members

John Alford

Morris Arnold

Woody Bassett, J.D. ‘77

David Boling, J.D. ‘91

Steve Caple, J.D. ‘93

Brandon Cate, J.D. ‘01

Buddy Chadick, J.D. ‘86

Vince Chadick, J.D. ’93, LL.M. ‘03

Terri Chadick, J.D. ‘95

William Chevaillier, J.D. ‘81

Charles Coleman, J.D. ‘80

Davis Duty, J.D. ‘80

Mary Elizabeth Eldridge, J.D. 03

Jeff Gearhart, J.D. ‘89

John Goodson, J.D. ‘89

Michael Heister, J.D. ‘02

Bob Hornberger, J.D. ‘72

Rebecca Hurst, J.D. ‘95

Mike Lax, J.D. ‘83

Ron LeMay, J.D. ‘72

Connie Lewis Lensing, J.D. ‘77

Gary McDonald, J.D. ‘75

Nick Patton, J.D. ‘63

Neal Pendergraft, J.D. ‘88

John Raffaelli, J.D. ‘78

Bob Ross, J.D. ‘77

Rick Ramsay, J.D. ‘77

Bo Segers, J.D. ‘91

Debbie Segers, J.D. ‘93

Rodney Slater, J.D. ‘80

Jim Smith, J.D. ‘94

W.H. Taylor, J.D. ‘81

Charys Williams

Dina Wood, J.D. ‘88