Sherri Ford has been chosen as the new Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana (UAHT). She will take over from Cheryl Shaw, who is retiring in September.

Ford is originally from Hope, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.


She has over 27 years of experience in accounting. Before joining UAHT, she worked for two years at a plastics manufacturing company in Pennsylvania and spent 22 years at a food manufacturing company in Arkansas.

Ford stated in a press release,


I am extremely humbled and honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the UAHT team; to work alongside all the talented individuals at the college,” Ford said. “I look forward to learning about all things UAHT, getting involved in campus activities, and being a part of something far bigger than I dreamed.



Sherri and her husband, Mark, live in Hope with their two children, Charles and Kenzie. Charles recently completed his Associate of Arts degree at UAHT through the Hope Collegiate Academy and will attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville this fall. Kenzie is currently in middle school.

A big congratulations to

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