Chancellor Peggy Doss
Peggy Doss, Ed.D., took over as chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) on Jan. 1, 2020.
As provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UAM for many years, Doss focused on student retention efforts such as the UAM Degree Pathways initiative, which directs students to entry point programs where they are most likely to be successful. She also has involved faculty and staff in an early alert system and implemented a “15-to-finish” campaign encouraging students to enroll in a least 15 hours each semester to promote graduation in four years.
Among other projects, Doss partnered with academic leaders and faculty to promote student success initiatives such as embedding tutors in classrooms, enriching student advising, and offering additional professional development opportunities for faculty.
Prior to becoming provost, Doss served for a decade as dean of the School of Education. She has also served UAM as vice chancellor for student affairs and university relations after working in public education as a teacher and administrator.
Doss holds degrees from three UA System institutions. She earned a doctoral degree in higher education administration and a master’s degree in gifted and talented education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and also holds a Master of Education from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from UAM and is the only graduate of the school to lead the institution in its history.