The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute is pleased to announce Dr. Matt Waller, dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has accepted a three-year appointment to our board of directors.

“Dr. Waller will be a great addition to the Institute’s board. He values our collaborative approach to problem solving and sees unique opportunities for synergy between the Institute, the business community, and the Sam M. Walton College of Business,” said Executive Director/CEO Dr. Marta Loyd.

Waller has served as dean since 2015, is a professor of Supply Chain Management, and the Sam. M. Walton Leadership Chair in Business. After completing graduate degrees at Penn State University, including a Ph.D. in Business, he began teaching at the University of Arkansas in 1994. The undergraduate and graduate programs at the Sam. M. Walton College of Business consistently rank highly nationally and in 2020 the supply chain management undergraduate program was ranked #1 in North America by the leading global research firm, Gartner.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on the board of directors of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute because of their outstanding collaborative programs that are truly transformational,” said Waller. “Collaborative problem solving, using a diverse set of perspectives, is needed today more than anytime I can remember.”

Waller was appointed to the Institute’s board of directors by Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, president of the University of Arkansas System. His appointment officially begins January 1, 2021.

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