Recruiting Future Students

Increasing Enrollment

The recruitment team at the Global Campus exists to increase enrollment in the high-quality online programs at the University of Arkansas. Global Campus recruiters travel across the state – and around the nation – to interact with prospective students, boosting the recruitment efforts already underway by the academic colleges and schools.

Connecting with Students

Global Campus recruiters work with academic units to stay in touch with students who seek information about online offerings. Students inquire through a form on the University of Arkansas ONLINE website or ask questions at face-to-face recruiting events, such as conferences, workshops and career fairs. The team members share inquiries with the directors of online programs on campus. They collaborate to identify target populations and determine the best ways to reach those prospective students. The team schedules recruiting trips throughout the year to community colleges, businesses and other locations to connect with prospective students.

Helping Students Apply

Nurturing students who express interest in U of A programs is essential to increasing enrollment. Global Campus recruiters answer student questions via email and phone and assist them through the application and enrollment process. The team keeps track of prospective students from the time they show interest until they are registered for classes.

We also work with academic units to assist students through the application process. We put students first.

Contact us to find out what we can do to complement your college’s efforts to recruit online students.

Meeting Students Where They Are

We travel across the state – and around the nation – to meet prospective students, tell them about online programs at the U of A, and help them through the application process. Here’s a look at our travel.

Meet the Team

Patricia Milner

Patricia Milner

Director of Recruitment and Student Outreach for Online Programs

  • Ph.D. in Educational Research, Leadership, and Policy, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • M.A. in Political Science, University of Colorado at Denver
  • B.A. in Communication, Sterling College

Colleen Whitman

Colleen Whitman

Assistant to the Director of Recruitment for Online Programs

  • M.Ed. Workforce Development, 2011, University of Arkansas
  • B.A. in English, 2001, University of Arkansas

Colleen coordinates all travel arrangements for the Director and recruiters. She also helps manage student phone calls and emails as well as make sure all student information is in our data base. Colleen is the team's data specialist, running queries and reports from the campus's student information system.

Matthew Myers

Matthew Myers


  • M.Div. in Theology, Southeastern Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in Sociology/Religious Studies, Oklahoma Baptist University

Matthew spends the majority of his time on the road, where he is responsible for the territory of Northwest Arkansas, but often ventures into boarding states and beyond. The majority of Matthew's time is spent at four and two year colleges, but he also has the opportunity to visit with school districts, hospitals, and businesses.

Heather Edge

Heather Edge

Admissions Counselor

  • student M.S. in Higher Education, University of Arkansas
  • Bachelor's in Social Work, University of Arkansas

Heather splits her time between Global Campus, recruiting for online programs, and the University's Office of Admissions, where she recruits incoming freshman. When she is recruiting for online programs, she attends two and four-year schools in Southern and Eastern Arkansas. Heather promotes our online programs to those students who are interested in a degree from the University of Arkansas but are unable to come to Fayetteville. Heather also visits military installations, letting our servicemen know what degrees are possible to obtain online.