Executive Director Marta Loyd
Marta M. Loyd, Ed.D., joined the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in February 2014. She served the previous 12 years as vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and as executive director of the UA-Fort Smith Foundation Inc. During her 12-year tenure at UAFS, she helped convert the Westark Community College Foundation into a functional university foundation, led the development staff and volunteers in the effort to raise gifts and pledges totaling $57 million, and transformed the board of directors to incorporate transparency and active engagement.
She also helped raise the assets of the foundation from $20 million to more than $75 million. Loyd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; a Master of Education in educational leadership from the University of Arkansas; and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri.