Council Members

Landry Chopin

Landry Chopin

President

If you would like to get in touch with Landry, you can contact her at uppres@uark.edu or visit her during her office hours: TBA.

Robby Marks

Robby Marks

Vice President

I’m Robby Marks, current Vice President of University Programs and Public Relations Chair, and I’m from Austin, Texas. I’m studying in  the Walton College of Business and am pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major in Marketing and a minor in Economics. If I’m not in the office you can probably find me at the pool or out at Devil’s Den!

If you would like to get in touch with Robby, you can contact him at upvp@uark.edu or visit him in his office hours: TBA.

Stephanie Nguyen

Stephanie Nguyen

Visual and Performing Arts Chair

Hello! My name is Stephanie Nguyen, I’m from Fort Smith, Arkansas, and I am currently a sophomore studying marketing with a minor in sustainability. I’m very excited to be serving as the Visual an Performing Arts Chair on the UP Council this year! Besides, UP, I am involved in Delta Delta Delta, the Honors College, and SOOIE on campus. I love corgis, embroidery, Biggie Smalls, and baking!! A fun fact about me is that I performed in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

If you would like to get in touch with the Stephanie, you can contact her at upart@uark.edu or visit her during her office hours: TBA.

Fernanda Alacantra

Fernanda Alacantra

Cultures and Concepts Chair

If you would like to get in touch with Fern, you can contact her at upcomedy@uark.edu or visit her during her office hours: TBA.

Mallory MacDonald

Mallory MacDonald

Comedy Chair

Hey! My name is Mallory MacDonald and I am the Comedy Chair for University Programs. I’m from the Kansas City, Kansas area. I’m currently a sophomore studying biology and psychology (but not pre-med). Peace signs are my favorite way to greet people. Fun fact about me is that I’m a triplet with my brother and my sister. However, I’m the only one at Arkansas because WOO PIG and the Ozark Mountains, which I love to explore.

If you would like to get in touch with Mallory, you can contact her at upcomedy@uark.edu or visit her during her office hours: TBA.

Elizabeth Ellington

Elizabeth Ellington

Daytime Chair

If you would like to get in touch with Savannah, you can reach her at upday@uark.edu or visit her during her office hours: TBA.

Ian O'Rourke

Ian O'Rourke

Digital Entertainment Chair

If you would like to get in touch with Ian, you can contact him at upia@uark.edu or visit him during his office hours: TBA.

Kyle Phillpott

Kyle Phillpott

Music Chair

If you would like to get in touch with Kyle, you can contact him at upconcrt@uark.edu or visit him during his office hours: TBA.

Nayelli Garcia

Nayelli Garcia

Traditions Chair

I am currently the University Programs Traditions Chair, as I have a passion for planning student activities and carrying on traditions. I am also an architecture student within the Fay Jones School of Architecture hoping to one day work at a firm and be able to improve the environment and construct art. I was born and raised in Northwest Arkansas to now be a first-generation college student. I have a passion for being creative, especially for drawing, and dogs! One can always find me enjoying the sunlight by being outdoors on hikes, canoeing, yoga, and being in my hammock!

If you would like to get in touch with Nayelli, you can contact her at upevents@uark.edu or visit her during her office hours: TBA.

Advisors

Trisha Blau

Trisha Blau

Advisor

My name is Trisha Blau, and I am the Assistant Director for Programming for the Office of Student Activities. In my AD position I supervise University Programs and co-advise the Headliner Concert Committee. I received my undergraduate degree from Wichita State University in Integrated Marketing Communication. You can find my name on Senior Walk by the Greek Theatre because I also have a Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas.

Thomas Patterson

Thomas Patterson

Advisor

Hi! My name is Thomas Patterson and I am from Moore, Oklahoma. I attended the University of Central Oklahoma and graduated with a degree in Strategic Communications with a minor in Theatre Arts. While at the University of Arkansas, I will be studying Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs and I am one of the University Programs Graduate Assistants! I will be directly advising the Comedy, Music, and Digital Entertainment committees. I am excited to be a part of the Office of Student Activities and see what kind of programs our students put on for the campus community! Fun fact about me, at the age of 13, I competed in the World Championship for the Pokemon Trading Card Game!

If you would like to get in touch with Thomas, you can contact him at  or visit him during his office hours at ARKU A-684.

Haley Boevers

Haley Boevers

Advisor

Hey hey hey!! My name is Haley Boevers and I am from Piedmont, Oklahoma. I attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Child Life Specialist. During my undergrad I was heavily involved with OSU’s Student Union Activities Board and this is where I fell in love with the field of Student Affairs. While at the University of Arkansas, I will be studying Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs. I am one of the University Programs Graduate Assistants, and I will be advising the Traditions, Daytime, and Visual and Performing Arts committees. I am thrilled to be a part of the Office of Student Activities and to see how our office impacts campus! Fun fact about me, I have a fake tooth… no exciting story with it either, my adult tooth just never came in. Woo Pig!!

If you would like to get in touch with Haley, you can contact her at  or visit her during her office hours at ARKU A-684.