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.

Current Members

Accesslex Institute

Sidney Ansbacher, J.D. ‘89

Arkansas Bar Foundation

Louis Cella, J.D. ‘89

Charles Thomas and Mary Alice Pearson Education Foundation

Tim Cheatham, J.D. ‘89

Ralph Cloar, Jr., J.D. ‘75

Joe Cogdell, J.D. ‘78

John Elrod

Bob Hornberger, J.D. ‘72

Jess L. and Miriam B. Stevens Foundation

Kevin Langford, J.D. ‘80

Stacy Leeds

Matthew Levitt, J.D. ‘75

Novo Foundation

Jeff Pence, J.D. ‘72

Pulaski County Bar Foundation

Squire Patton Boggs Foundation

Sunshine Verplank Dudley Trust

Jim Van Dover, J.D. ‘64

Walmart, Inc. Legal Team

White County Title Company

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