Our Staff

The OSSC staff is comprised of higher education professionals with expertise in student affairs and student services, student conduct matters, conflict resolution, mediation and counseling. All members of the staff exists to aid students in their development as responsible, mature, engaged connected citizens of both the University of Arkansas Community and the global society.

 

Dr. Rachel Eikenberry: Director

Education:

  • Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas.
  • Masters in Counselor Education and Student Affairs from Clemson University.
  • Bachelors of Science in Educational Psychology and Counseling from Mississippi State University.

Background:

Rachel Eikenberry has worked in the field of Higher Education for over 10 years. Prior to her position as Director, she served as the Assistant Director for the Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct at the University of Arkansas for 3 years. Before working at the University of Arkansas, Rachel worked at the University of California Santa Barbara as a Complex Coordinator for Housing and Residential Services. Additionally Rachel worked as a Residence Director at Clemson University. Rachel's professional interest lie in the areas of student conduct, student mental health, behavioral intervention and crisis management, conflict resolution, student ethical development, and alcohol/drug education.

Hobbies: Outside of work Rachel enjoys reading, creating and appreciating art, travelling, and spending time with her husband and children.

Quote: "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone." –Audrey Hepburn

 

Chris Bryson: Associate Director

Education:

  • Currently enrolled in the University of Arkansas Higher Education Administration doctorate program
  • Masters in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Colorado State University
  • Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Chico

Chris Bryson is originally from Northern California, and he has been working as a student affairs professional for over seven years. He completed his Master’s Degree in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program at Colorado State University (CSU). Following his graduate work, Chris worked at CSU as an academic advisor for two years, and an Assistant Director in the university’s student conduct office. Chris’ professional interests lie in the areas of student conduct, conflict resolution, effective sanctioning, and student development.

Hobbies: Fishing, fishing, and more fishing! Chris enjoys spending time with his family and dog too.

 

Jennifer Conyac: Assistant Director

Education:

  • Masters in College Student Development from Oklahoma State University
  • Bachelors of Science in Communication from Missouri State University

Background:

Jen Conyac has worked at the University of Arkansas for several years. Prior to becoming the Assistant Director, she worked with University Housing as the Coordinator for Residence Education in Humphreys Hall. Before working at the University of Arkansas, Jen completed a three-year graduate program at Oklahoma State University where she served as a Residence Director. Additionally, Jen did an internship with Career Services on OSU's campus, and previously served as a Safe Zone facilitator at the University of Arkansas. Jen's professional interests are multicultural awareness, mental health, spiritual identify development, sexual orientation and identity development, and gender issues.

Hobbies: Outside of work, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, being involved in her church, staying active and fit, cooking, watching movies and TV shows on Netflix.

Quote: "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." - Charles R. Swindoll

 

Greg Foster: Outreach Coordinator and Assistant Case Manager

Education:

  • Bachelors in Psychology from Abilene Christian University
  • Post-graduate teacher certification from Hardin-Simmons University
  • Masters degree in Higher Education at the University of Arkansas

Background:

Greg has worked extensively in the juvenile justice system helping young people in crisis. He has also been a teacher, principal, and entrepreneur. He is looking forward to work with the OSSC and helping students here at the University transition to responsible, productive adulthood.

Hobbies: Outside of work you'll find Greg backpacking, kayaking, bicycling, working out, doing yoga, reading, playing guitar, and enjoying his wife, children, and friends.

Quote: “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others." - Albert Schweitzer

Kristin Barnett: Coordinator of Student Conduct Investigations

Education:

  • Bachelors in Business Administration and Psychology from Murray State University
  • Masters in Human Resources Management from the University of Tennessee

Background:

Kristin is the Coordinator for Student Conduct Investigations and joined the University of Arkansas in the fall of 2016. Kristin has worked in the field of Higher Education for almost 10 years, starting her career in the Housing Department at the University of Tennessee. From there, Kristin gained experience in student conduct and retention while working at east Carolina University. Kristin is happy to be back in the SEC and working at the University of Arkansas. GO HOGS!!!

 

Robert Kulbeth: Administrative Specialist

Education:

  • Bachelors of Science from the University of Houston.

Background:

Originally hailing from Houston Texas where he worked as a materials planner for Mitsubishi-Caterpillar, Rob moved to Arkansas and worked as a market analyst for Cooper Homes for several years before joining the Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, which is now the Office of Student Standards and Conduct.

Quote: “Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.” –Thomas Jefferson

 

Megan Anderson: Administrative Specialist

Education:

  • Bachelors of Science from Southwest Baptist University

Background: 

After attaining her degree, Megan returned to Northwest Arkansas where she worked for Prism Education Center in an administrative role for three and  a half years. In November 2015 she joined the Office of Student Standards and Conduct.

Hobbies: Outside of work, Megan enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and watching movies on Netflix. She is also an active member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI), a global network of professionals and students committed to transformation developing values-based leaders.

Quote: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Jennifer Hartman: Graduate Assistant

Education:

  • Master's Candidate, Counselor Education, University of Arkansas
  • Master of Library Science, Emporia State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Emporia State University

Background:

This is Jen Hartman's second year serving the Office of Student Standards and Conduct as a hearing officer and instructor. Her previous experience includes providing college and career counseling to high school students through the Razor C.O.A.C.H. program. Prior to that, she coordinated public relations for the University of Arkansas Libraries. Originally from Kansas, Jen coordinated teen services for Emporia Public Library before moving to Arkansas. She loves shining a light on people's strengths and supporting them through tough times.

Quote: "Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now." - Fred Rogers

 

Alexandria Lance: Graduate Assistant

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Findlay
  • Currently enrolled in the University of Arkansas School Counseling Masters Program

Background:

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Alex worked with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles for two years. Additionally, Alex did an internship with the Findlay Municipal Court's Probation Department. Furthermore, Alex is a Lifetime Girl Scout after earning her Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. Currently, Alex is a council member of the U of A's Adventure Therapy Lab. She aims to work with collegiate student-athletes on development and integrating adventure-based techniques into the learning process.

Hobbies: Alex enjoys calling the Hogs, playing fantasy football, reading the Harry Potter series for the umpteenth time, laughing at memes, listening to One Direction, and spending time with her dog, Georgia. 

Quote: "Never let them know your next move." - Notorious B.I.G.