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Lyon College gets admissions chief

Lyon College has brought on a new admissions director.

Michael Kelley started the position Aug. 28. In the role, he will oversee an admissions team that works to meet the college’s enrollment targets; plan, carry out and review recruitment programs; and prioritize effective recruitment initiatives, the college said.

He came from Tennessee, where he led a fundraising business to help community and nonprofit groups, according to the college. He has worked as an admissions director at two other schools in Tennessee: Williamson College in Franklin and Martin Methodist College in Pulaski. He also has served as an enrollment services counselor at Belmont University in Nashville.

Cancer genes aim of grant for UAMS

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock has received a $55,000 grant to find and treat families with a genetic risk for cancer.

Dr. Kristin Zorn, director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in UAMS’ College of Medicine, received the one-year grant from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition earlier this month. With the grant, Zorn — who also leads the Hereditary Gynecologic Cancer Clinic at UAMS — will help educate area health care providers about Lynch Syndrome, an inherited disorder that increases the risk of colon, endometrial and other cancers, according to a news release.

The work will occur through the use of telehealth, high-speed, interactive video that connects doctors and patients across long distances. The grant also calls for guidelines that will help local providers evaluate colon and endometrial cancer patients for the syndrome. The providers also will have guidance from UAMS genetics specialists in identifying and counseling patients with the syndrome in how to manage their risk.

“This funding will allow cancer genetics specialists at UAMS to use our state’s extensive telehealth network to train local health care providers about inherited cancer syndromes and their impact on cancer risk,” Zorn said in a prepared statement. “These providers will then be better equipped to help their patients take steps to manage or reduce their risk of developing cancer.”

UA System picks new finance chief

A University of Arkansas System administrator is taking on a different role.

Gina Terry, who was the senior audit director, has become the system’s chief financial officer, the system announced last week. Terry started in the new role Sept. 1, replacing Barbara Goswick, who died earlier this year after battling cancer. Jacob Flournoy, chief audit executive, had been serving as interim.

In her new role, Terry will earn $180,000, up from her annual salary of $143,000 in her previous post.

Terry has more than three decades of finance and audit experience. A licensed CPA, Terry started her career in 1981 at Ernst & Young in Little Rock and Detroit, according to a news release. She then became a partner at Miller, England and Terry, a financial firm in Arkansas, and later a controller at a catalog company, the system said.

She joined the UA System in 2001 as an associate director of the internal audit department and went on to become the senior regional auditor.

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