We are a 509(a)(3) proud supporting organization of the University of Arkansas System. In 2005, the Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust, in coordination with the UA System, established the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and has since supported the Institute’s operations and programmatic activity. Five of the nine Institute board members are appointed by Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, president of the UA System.

Dr. Deborah Baldwin


Associate Provost at UA Little Rock, and Director of the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture. 

Freddie Black


Chief Community Banking Officer at Simmons Bank

Lisenne Rockefeller


President of The Winrock Group, Inc.

Dr. Stephanie Gardner

Board Member

Provost, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Strategy Officer at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Dr. Deacue Fields

Board Member

Vice President of Agriculture for the University of Arkansas System

Dr. Carla Martin

Board Member

Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Bob McKuin

Board Member

Retired, telecommunications and technology industries, including AT&T and Alltel

Gus Vratsinas

Board Member

Chairman of Bailey Construction and Consulting, LLC in Little Rock

Lisa Willenberg

Board Member

Chancellor of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton