Chancellor Lisa Willenberg
Lisa Willenberg became chancellor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) on Nov. 1, 2019.
She was previously vice chancellor for finance and operations at UACCM.
A skilled administrator and longtime active member of the community in Conway County, Willenberg’s previous role as vice chancellor for finance and operations at UACCM included managing the college’s finances, human resources, information technology and physical plant.
Under her leadership, the college increased its fiscal reserves, reacted to recent changes to the legislative productivity funding model, improved the college’s financial scoring that is critical to maintaining high accreditation standards, and secured bonds to construct innovative campus facilities. She has also collaborated to find funding pathways for concurrent students and helped establish new workforce training programs.
Willenberg has served at UACCM for 27 years, starting as a general accountant and later becoming a vice chancellor in 2011. She also has experience as an adjunct instructor of accounting at UACCM. She earned her Masters of Education at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. She also graduated from the College Business Management Institute at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
As the highest-ranking administrator at the college, the chancellor oversees all activities and sets the direction for the institution. The position promotes academic excellence, forges partnerships with members of the public and private sectors and champions the college’s reputation. The college’s fourth leader since its establishment in 1963, Willenberg will be the first woman to hold the position.