At just 25 years old, Ross Owyoung has accomplished more than most people his age. Ross was recently named the new Director of the UA Little Rock Downtown campus. Ross started in the development office at UA Little Rock in August 2018, and his drive and determination quickly led him to being promoted to Director of the new downtown campus just two short months after starting.
Before achieving rockstar status at UA Little Rock, Ross graduated from both the University of Arkansas and the U of A Clinton School of Public Service. He graduated from his undergraduate studies with a double major in sociology and criminal justice in three years. During this time, he helped start the UA Student Alumni Board (SAB), where he served as the Networking Director, as well as a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Wanting to even further his education, he started at the Clinton School in Little Rock and recently graduated back in May 2018. While at CSPS, he was elected as the First-Year Student Body Representative on the Student Government Board.
During his time at the Clinton School, Owyoung was involved in various projects and worked with organizations, such as Jericho Way Research Center and The Venture Center. Both projects included studies of economic and social analysis. For Owyoung’s third project, he traveled to Panama and implemented an after-school program for a Panamanian community center. After his travels, Owyoung was grateful to have had that experience and said, “I came back a completely different person. It’s something that was much needed for my life I would say. It definitely changed the way I viewed the world.”
Ross is also involved in non-profit work. Two of his favorites are Jericho way and The Venture Center. You can also visit his website here.