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A graduate student conducted literature and best practice research to help identify a consumer engagement framework for DHS’s Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative (AHCPII).
University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service student Angela Bukenya’s work will help Arkansans assume greater personal responsibility by encouraging more direct, more effective engagement between consumers, providers, and other stakeholders working to address a host of interrelated issues such as: lifestyle choices, health literacy, preventative health, provider and treatment selection, and treatment adherence.
The findings of the research showed that the individually focused trans-theoretical change of behavior model, and the multilevel socio-ecological model, are widely recommended frameworks for consumer engagement in health and health care.
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the Clinton School of Public Service for the DHS Fellows project that will contribute to a valuable component of the Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative,” said Dawn Zekis, the director of Health Care Innovation. “The results of the consumer engagement framework project will allow our efforts to focus on increasing involvement using meaningful engagement approaches that will result in desired effects of improving individual and population health outcomes, facilitating more efficient use of health care resources, and delivering quality health care services.”
A select group of health policy experts sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, collectively proposed that consumer engagement holds great potential to spur health quality improvements, and must not be viewed as a silver bullet, since consumers have neither the power nor the skills to transform health care systems on their own. The change therefore requires a joint effort between providers, payers, insurers, policy makers and the consumers themselves.
After graduation, Bukenya will continue working with DHS as a fellow to develop the consumer engagement framework that will suit the needs of the AHCPII.
The student completed the research project as part of the Clinton School’s capstone, the last of three field service projects in the Master of Public Service degree program.
About The Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative:
The AHCPII is creating a sustainable healthcare system aimed at improving 1) population health, 2) patient’s experience of care, and 3) cost effectiveness of care. It is doing so by transforming the vast majority of care and payment from a fragmented fee-for-service rewards and supports providers for delivery improved outcomes and high quality cost effective care.The strategy is intended to move the entire Arkansas delivery system to a new and sustainable model of health care financing and stimulate needed system reform.
This post was written by first-year student Haylee Fletcher.
In the fall of 2013, Jake Wood was a guest speaker at the Clinton School of Public Service. He spoke about Team Rubicon, an organization he founded that unites the skills of our veterans with medical professionals, to deploy teams for disaster relief across the country. I never imagined that I would have the opportunity, honor and privilege of working alongside the men and women of Team Rubicon, but I did last week. I worked with Clinton Foundation staff, Clinton School students, staff, and faculty and other incredible folks from all walks of life; young and old, men and women, to contribute in the relief efforts for those affected by the recent tornadoes in central Arkansas.
As I reflect on my experience volunteering to clean up debris from the deadly tornadoes that ripped through Arkansas on April 27, I walk away humbled, blessed, and moved beyond belief. The magnitude of the devastation is difficult to put into words; people’s lives were destroyed, their belongings blown into the calm water below where homes once stood. As we drove down the quiet road in Mayflower, Ark., piles of debris lined the street, roofs blown away, gaping holes in houses, and cars smashed beyond recognition. It was a horrific scene. So heartbreaking, it is hard to conceptualize how people begin to rebuild their lives, or where to start after such destruction.
Having lived in “tornado alley” for many years, I can say I wasn’t too alarmed when the sirens roared through Little Rock; however, after witnessing life on Dam Road in Mayflower post-tornado, I will forever react differently when I hear those sirens. I will think of the man who lost his home and all of his belongings. I will think of the seemingly untouched kitchen standing tall amidst piles of rubble, mounds of broken, torn and shredded trees, and the American flag flying high above it all. The intact kitchen appeared as if it was a display from Home Depot, plopped into the center of destruction.
After we had finished moving everything out of the water, off of the hill, and toward the road above, I stood on the property next door and watched the owner standing solemnly on his property. It broke my heart to imagine what was going through his mind in that moment. Appreciation that there was a small army out there to help in the clean-up efforts, but I am sure devastation, and sadness consumed him. When we arrived earlier that morning, we were instructed to place anything of value in a Tupperware…by the time we finished with his property, a total of 10 items had been placed in the bin: an undamaged photo of a child, a health card, a blank check, and scraps of papers. I cannot fathom walking in his shoes, but I know that our hearts go out to that man, his family, and all of the other families who suffered such loss and devastation after the storms.
At the Clinton School, teamwork, partnerships, and patience go a long way. As Dean Skip Rutherford often says, “little things go a long way.” Because of the strong leadership of Team Rubicon and the countless partnerships that have formed after the tornado destruction in Mayflower and Vilonia, rubble is being cleared, and scraps of the life that once was are now being collected so that residents can begin again.
The academic year has come to an end, and while our time with Team Rubicon was brief, its work will continue for as long as needed. For more information please visit http://teamrubiconusa.org/
A graduate student conducted research for a joint initiative between the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on the use of infant mental health screening tools in order to better support children’s long-term health outcomes.
University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service student Neena Viel of Newburgh, NY spent the spring of 2014 surveying a total of 469 early childcare learning centers, collecting information about the use of screening tools for social-emotional health, and the key barriers to implementing screening.
“When children experience healthy social and emotional development, they are able play, learn and face challenges successfully,” Dr. Nicola Connors-Burrow, associate professor at UAMS said. “It is critical that we focus on ways to identify and support young children at risk for early problems in their social and emotional development.”
Children lacking positive relationships and environments can suffer from negative impacts on the developing brain, resulting in developmental delays and life-long social-emotional problems. Viel’s work is the first project centered on gaining a picture of current screening practices of early childcare providers, in order to better equip DHS to standardize the process and better meet the needs of Arkansas’ most vulnerable demographic: children 0-3.
“Neena’s work will help us to assess the needs statewide and drive the effort within the DHS Division of Childcare and Early Childhood Education and Division of Behavioral Health Services to implement a comprehensive plan for addressing the social-emotional well-being of infants and toddlers in Arkansas,” said Marquita Little, Director of Policy and Planning at DHS.
This project was completed as part of Viel’s Capstone project, the third and final field project in the Master of Public Service degree program.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Arkansas’ largest state agency, housing 10 divisions in Little Rock as well as 85 county offices. DHS administers a number of key services including ARKids First health insurance for children, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) and Medicaid. DHS serves more than 1.2 million Arkansans every year, many of them vulnerable populations.
A graduate student at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, Katie Powell, conducted research to help the University of Arkansas at Little Rock reach non-traditional students with Green Dot violence prevention program.
Powell spent the past seven months interviewing staff and students, hosting focus groups and surveying students to learn how to best engage non-traditional students in the UALR Green Dot violence prevention program.
Powell’s research will provide UALR with an analysis report of findings, a basic outreach plan, a comprehensive resource database, and training curriculum adaptations. Each of these tools will help increase the reach of the Green Dot initiative on campus and specifically target non-traditional students, who make up almost half of the UALR student population.
“A primary goal of the Green Dot program is to prevent power-based personal violence by fostering a strong sense of community. This creates an environment in which members of our campus community watch out for one another,” said Dr. Collier-Tenison, Chair of the Green Dot steering committee. “Katie’s research with non-traditional students will help us expand our outreach to and engagement of this very important part of the UALR community.”
This project was completed as part of the Clinton School’s Master of Public Service degree program, the last of three field service projects in the Master of Public Service degree program.
About the Green Dot initiative
Green Dot is a national organization that provides research and training to prepare organizations and communities to implement violence prevention strategies to reduce power-based personal violence. The UALR Green Dot initiative works to create a safe campus environment through the power of community. Specifically, Green Dot works to create “a social movement that harnesses the power of peer influence and individual bystander choices to create lasting culture change resulting in the ultimate reduction of power-based personal violence”. The program provides trainings and events to promote violence prevention throughout the UALR campus and community.
More information about UALR Green Dot is available at: http://ualr.edu/greendot/
More information about the national Green Dot program is available at: https://www.livethegreendot.com/
Thirty-seven students from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service will travel to 19 countries this summer to complete international public service projects as part of the school’s Master of Public Service (MPS) degree program.
Students will complete projects related to international development, education, health improvement, economic development and social justice, among other causes. Partner organizations include Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, Barefoot College, Rwanda Trading Company and Children’s Radio Foundation.
“International public service is a unique component of the Clinton School curriculum,” said Skip Rutherford, dean of the Clinton School. “These students are going to take what they’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to real-world situations on meaningful projects. We can’t wait to see the outcomes.”
Three students will be completing projects in two new countries for the Clinton School– Albania and Paraguay – which will bring the total to 71 countries where students have served since the school opened in 2005.
The international service component is one of three projects that make up about 30 percent of the MPS degree program. Students also participate in team-based work throughout Arkansas communities and a final individual project that culminates their Clinton School degree.
The international work exposes the students to unique challenges around the globe and provides immediate and long-term impact for the students and their organizational partners.
Work sites and host organizations are selected collaboratively by Clinton School students and faculty.
2014 International Public Service Projects:
Anna Applebaum – Rwandan Orphans Project (Kigali, Rwanda) – Applebaum will create an evaluation plan to serve as the foundation for the organization’s comprehensive monitoring and evaluation program.
Kent Broughton – Airforce Secondary School (Entebbe, Uganda) – Broughton will conduct a needs-assessment, focusing on Airforce Secondary School’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) initiatives. He will also develop a report providing best practices and recommendations on how to effectively enhance their current ICT initiatives.
Quiana Brown – Peacework & the Belize Ministry of Education (Belize City, Belize) – Brown will work with Peacework in conjunction with the Ministry of Education in Belize to conduct an evaluation of their “Pat the Great Cat” literacy program. This program was piloted in Belize City and will be scaled to all six districts throughout the country.
Brad Cameron – Limited Resource Teacher Training (Bwindi, Uganda) – Cameron will conduct interviews and focus groups with educators who have participated in LRTT’s video-led training pilot. Based on information provided by educators, he will identify what works, what needs improvements, and how the video-led training program has been implemented.
Matt Caston – Nuestra Escuela (San Juan, Puerto Rico) – Caston will develop a guiding framework to help Nuestra Escuela create an effective communications curriculum. The curriculum will be used to increase graduate outcomes in finding and retaining employment.
Paola Cavallari – Adiopizzo (Palermo, Italy) – Cavallari will develop a communication network between Addiopizzo and international partners, such as NGOs, philanthropies, and international media outlets. She will also provide translational assistance for the organization’s marketing and communications efforts.
Ben Croner – Central Methodist Mission & Peace Action (Johannesburg, South Africa) – Croner will develop program procedures and interview protocols to support the work of Peace Action. He will then plan and conduct a series of training workshops to help Peace Action volunteers learn the newly developed techniques.
Ruby DeSantiago – Habitat for Humanity (Asuncion, Paraguay) – DeSantiago will be traveling to Asuncion, Paraguay to work with Habitat for Humanity on developing a sustainability plan.
Matt Devlin – Barefoot College (Tilonia, India) – Devlin will implement a monitoring and evaluation pilot for the Barefoot Solar Initiative, a training program of the Barefoot College that brings solar energy to rural communities across the world. He will determine the social, health and economic impacts of the BSI for 20 partner countries.
Christian Eddings – Habitat for Humanity (Bangkok, Thailand) – Eddings will organize individuals from multiple levels of society to support “Impact Asia”, a resource development campaign. He will also provide on-site support to Habitat’s Resource Development Team during the lead-up to the campaign’s launch.
Mattea Fleischner – Rwanda Trading Company (Kigali, Rwanda) – Fleischner will design a monitoring and evaluation system for RTC’s green coffee agronomy training program. She will design a system to measure whether the trainings successfully provide farmers the knowledge needed to improve the quality and quantity of their coffee harvest.
Haylee Fletcher – Central Methodist Mission & Paballo ya Batho (Johannesburg, South Africa) – Fletcher will support and manage services for indigent homeless refugees by creating a program to manage Paballo ya Batho’s current volunteers. She will develop the programmatic activities needed to prepare volunteers to handle increased responsibilities and strengthen relations with Wits University in Johannesburg.
Dani Folks – Hope North (Bweyale, Uganda) – Folks will work with Hope North, an orphanage and school for children affected by the Ugandan civil war, to implement procedures to improve financial sustainability for the organization.
Luke Frauenthal – Albanian Institute for Public Affairs (Tirana, Albania) – Frauenthal will develop a grant writing toolkit to support the public service programs of the Albanian Institute of Public Affairs.
Elaine Frigon – Entebbe Municipal Council (Entebbe, Uganda) – Frigon will work with the Entebbe Municipal Council to evaluate implementation of the Entebbe Entrepreneurship Project, an initiative created to help Uganda reach the Millennium Development Goals. She will also create a monitoring and evaluation toolkit for the program and conduct focus groups with staff and participants.
Katy Grennier – Sarus (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) – Grennier will work with Sarus to expand its international service learning trips for university students from the Hiroshima Women’s College in Japan. This process will include curriculum enrichment and program design, as well as, implementation of the new program in August.
Caroline Head – La Chula Sin Fronteras (Tijuana, Mexico) – Head will create a women’s health curriculum and use a “train the trainers” model to develop instructors for the classes she creates.
Brenda Hernandez – Natural Doctors International (Ometepe, Nicaragua) – Hernandez will expand a women’s empowerment program in four to five communities in Ometepe, Nicaragua. By providing training for the trainers, this project will ensure the program’s sustainability in each new community where it is implemented.
Lucas Hunt – Peacework (Belize City, Belize) – Hunt will conduct an evaluation of a team of student volunteers from the University of Arkansas to measure the impact of their volunteer experience while in Belize. He will also evaluate former college volunteers to see whether their involvement with Peacework influenced further service work.
Tiffany Jacob – Children’s Radio Foundation (Cape Town, South Africa) - Jacob will provide an assessment of Children’s Radio Foundation’s capacity to execute essential communications practices. She will also provide recommendations on how to tailor CRF communication materials to its various target audiences.
Traci Johnson – Habitat for Humanity (Dhaka, Bangladesh) – Johnson will develop an advocacy program for Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh. The project will include an assessment of barriers to safe, stable and affordable housing, and identification of the steps and strategies needed to address those barriers through an advocacy program.
Julian Kelly – Legal Resources Foundation Trust (Nairobi, Kenya) – Kelly will work with Legal Resources Foundation Trust (LRFT), a legal advocacy group in Kenya, to document the ways in which civil society organizations participate in local governance. To do this, he will draft a citizen’s participation handbook to be published by LRFT.
Bolton Kirchner – Hope North (Bweyale, Uganda) – Kirchner will build a health and sanitation team and serve as the initial team leader at Hope North. This program implementation builds upon the work of previous Clinton School students and collaborates with school leaders to make Hope North a healthy and safe place for all who live there.
Andy Lovley – JUMP! Foundation (Bangkok, Thailand) – Lovley will partner with the JUMP! Foundation, an experiential education NGO, to conduct a monitoring and evaluation plan. This framework will be introduced through a series of workshops and eventually implemented by the organization to monitor program efficacy and impact.
Thato Masire – Tiger Kloof (Vryburg, South Africa) - Masire will travel to South Africa to develop a leadership curriculum for one of the nation’s most historic schools. He will work under the Office of the Rector to develop a curriculum targeted at college-bound students.
Brandon Matthews – Peacework & Can Tho University (Can Tho City, Vietnam) – Mathews will conduct a health assessment in the village of Hoa An, thereby creating a benchmark for the status of health in the village. He will collaborate with a student from Can Tho University to develop best practices and recommendations to present to village leadership, local clinics, and the Can Tho College of Rural Development.
Allison Meyer – Sarus (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) – Meyer will partner with Sarus, a nonprofit organization that fosters peace and understanding between its participants. She will develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for Sarus’ summer exchange program between Cambodian and Vietnamese students.
Hunter Mullins – PCI Media Impact (Castries, St. Lucia) – Mullins will work with PCI Media Impact to help promote nature conservancy in the Caribbean via educational and entertainment research.
Kristen Raney – Heifer International (Kathmandu, Nepal) – Raney will analyze savings and lending practices of self-help groups in Nepal. After her initial assessment, she will explore the impact of self-help groups as they relate to Heifer’s cornerstones of women’s empowerment, income and asset generation.
Tatiana Riddle – Aceh Climate Change Initiative (Banda Aceh, Indonesia) – Riddle will develop outreach materials to raise awareness of the Aceh Climate Change Initiative’s activities.
Antoinette Schicchi – Albanian Institute of Public Affairs (Tirana, Albania) – Schicchi will design a training booklet and a series of developmental workshops for the Albanian Institute of Public Affairs. Her project will help train civil servants to engage in community dialogue and increase civic participation.
Laetitia Tokplo – Central Methodist Mission & Albert Street School (Johannesburg, South Africa) – Tokplo will develop a life-skills class for the Albert Street School, an educational institution serving orphans and refugees. She will also assist with the sustainability issues that the school currently faces.
Angela Toomer – PCI Media Impact (Belize City, Belize) – Toomer will develop a marketing strategy for the My Island, My Community radio drama, a series of educational episodes that educate the community on issues of resilience to climate change and conservation of biodiversity.
Sylvia Tran – Senhoa (Siem Reap, Cambodia) – Tran will facilitate the creation of goals and objectives for Senhoa’s Afternoon Community Program. She will then develop an improved youth development curriculum that will work toward the afterschool program’s intended outcomes.
Emily Wheat – Limited Resource Teacher Training (Bwindi, Uganda) – Wheat is conducting a monitoring and evaluation report to measure the impact of Limited Resource Teacher Training’s teacher development workshops in local primary and secondary classrooms.
Tshering Yudon – Habitat for Humanity (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) – Yudon will conduct a needs assessment for a landless community facing relocation. The community currently lives along railway lines, which are being rehabilitated to spur economic development in Cambodia.
Rebecca Zimmermann – Search for Common Ground (Dili, East Timor) – Zimmermann will research ways that Search for Common Ground can provide support services to its grantee organizations.
A team of graduate students conducted research to help Arkansas Access to Justice Commission calculate the economic impact of civil legal aid services in Arkansas provided by the state’s two legal aid providers: the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, which serves 44 counties in central, western, and southern Arkansas; and Legal Aid of Arkansas, which serves 31 counties in northern and eastern Arkansas.
University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service students Paola Cavallari of Termoli, Italy, Matthew Devlin of Silver Spring, Md., and Rebekah Tucci of Lakeland, Fla., spent the past year completing an assessment of direct cost/benefits and opportunity costs by comparing state and national data trends, as well as a qualitative assessment that included legal aid attorney interviews and surveys of circuit court judges and former legal services clients.
They collected basic information on these programs’ operations and assessed the impact of the services provided on individual clients and on the larger community. The data indicated that in 2013, the two legal aid programs created an estimated $25 million of total economic activity in the state. The financial recoveries and avoidance of losses for legal aid clients alone totaled more than $8.6 million—an amount that exceeds the programs’ combined operating costs by over $2.5 million.
“Access to legal representation often makes the difference between poverty and self-sufficiency for a family that is living on the edge,” said the Commission’s Executive Director, Amy Johnson. “This study has confirmed that civil legal aid not only improves the lives of Arkansas families, but it has a stimulus effect on the state’s economy.”
The Clinton School team will present the results of their research on May 5, 2014 at a 5:30 p.m. public forum at Sturgis Hall on the Clinton School’s campus.
The final report consisted of a more holistic understanding of legal aid services in Arkansas—including the direct and indirect savings to Arkansas taxpayers, a better understanding of the individual impact to the clients receiving services and a clearer picture regarding the impact of legal aid services on the administration of justice.
“This study has laid the groundwork for further examination of innovative ways that we can deliver services in a way that ensures that all Arkansans have access to the civil justice system,” said Johnson. “This is important work.”
The Clinton School team will present the results of their research on May 5, 2014 at a 5:30 p.m. public forum at Sturgis Hall on the Clinton School’s campus.
The students completed the project as part of the Clinton School’s Practicum program, the first of three field service projects in the Master of Public Service degree program.
About The Arkansas Access To Justice Commission:
The Arkansas Access to Justice Commission was created in 2003 by the Arkansas Supreme Court for the purpose of coordinating statewide efforts to provide equal access to civil justice for all Arkansans. Since its creation, the Commission has worked toward this goal by undertaking initiatives to expand pro bono attorney recruitment and participation, implementing court assistance projects, facilitating changes to statutes and court rules that impact access to justice, educating the public about the need for civil legal aid, and working to increase financial resources available to provide civil legal aid to low-income Arkansans.
- More information about Arkansas Access to Justice Commission is available at www.arkansasjustice.org.
- More information about Arkansas Legal Services Partnership: Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas is available at www.arlegalservices.org
In partnership with UN Women, University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service graduate student Aliyah Sarkar has researched the gender dynamics of the Syria Conflict and the implications and vulnerabilities women and girls face.
Sarkar developed a comprehensive desk review of literature from prior to the conflict to the current circumstances of the civil war. She then conducted key informant interviews with humanitarian agencies and organizations, local organizations, and humanitarian workers, all based in Syria. Sarkar developed a report on gender dynamic trends in Syria and the implications they pose for women and girls.
The findings of this report shows an increasing use of women and children as political and military purposes by the government and various opposition groups in Syria. There are 9.5 million people currently in need in Syria and 6.27 million internally displaced persons.
In addition to the research, Sarkar supported UN Women’s Oasis at the Zaatari Refugee Camp, Syrian women’s political participation at the peace negotiations, and programmatic and technical support.
Sarkar completed the research as part of the Clinton School’s Capstone program, the final of three field service projects in the Master of Public Service degree program. Onyango Makogango, UN Women’s Human Rights and Gender Specialist notes, “The effective participation of women and attention to women’s rights issues is a critical element in achieving a just and sustainable peace in Syria. Aliyah’s paper offers a critical analysis of women’s involvement in the Syrian conflict and invites reflections on whether that involvement can be characterized gender sensitive and in the interest of the target group.”
Furthermore, “The October 2000 adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR 1325) which informs UN Women’s policy interventions in Syria was celebrated as a defining achievement for women’s peace and security on a global scale. SCR 1325 has four key thematic areas: participation, protection, prevention, and mainstreaming of a gender perspective. Implementing the resolution in conflict and post conflict countries for inclusive and sustainable peace settlements remains intractable. More efforts and studies are needed to interrogate the inclusion mechanisms to ensure they are not cosmetic gestures but genuine gender concerns. Aliyah’s paper is a contribution in this effort.”
About United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment:
UN Women, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, became operational in July of 2010. UN Women functions to support inter-governmental bodies in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms, help UN member states implement the standards by providing suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it and to forge effective partnerships with civil society, and to enable member states to hold the UN system accountable for its commitments to gender equality.
UN Women mandate in Jordan addresses the needs for women and girls, both refugee and Jordanian nationals, by assessing their needs and understanding their circumstances. Under direction of the United Nations Regional Response to the Syria Crisis, UN women has been providing direct assistance through cash for work assistance, a safe space for women and girls in the refugee camps, and has implemented psychosocial activities to meet the traumatic needs of Syrian women.
The Clinton Foundation and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service are working together to support the community’s efforts to assist the victims of the recent violent storms in Pulaski, Faulkner, and White Counties. They will work in partnership with the Arkansas Foodbank. The Foundation and School will open Choctaw Station during normal business hours to serve as a primary drop-off location for goods donated by people in Central Arkansas. The Foodbank has request the following items: pop-top entrees, fruit cups, pudding cups, individual assorted juices, crackers, peanut butter, Vienna sausage, Beanie Weenies, canned tuna, canned chicken, shelf-stable milk, individual servings of cereal, granola bars, energy bars, energy drinks, Gatorade, and plastic spoon and fork kits.
Wednesday, April 30 through Saturday, May 17, 2014
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Saturday
1-5 p.m. Sunday
Choctaw Station, which is located on the Clinton Center campus and houses the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.
To make a donation to the Arkansas Food Bank via e-mail, go to arkansasfoodbank.org.
Scott Curran, a 2006 Clinton School graduate, has been named General Counsel of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. He began working with the Foundation in 2006 and has been serving as Deputy General Counsel since December 2012.
In his new role, he will manage the Foundation’s legal matters and provide strategic counsel to the Clinton Foundation leadership regarding the operations, partnerships, and programs of the organization. He is also on the board of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Before attending the Clinton School, he received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana in speech communications and a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Scott and his wife, Amy and their two children, live in Chicago.