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Laurel Starling-McIntosh, MEd, HIED

Senior Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for ACHE
Student Services

Laurel Starling-McIntosh serves as the Senior Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education. She has over 20 years of higher education experience working with college students of all levels including graduate and health-professions students. Before joining the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in 2017, Ms McIntosh worked and resided in Atlanta, GA.

Ms. McIntosh is passionate about education, student success, and doing her part to fulfill the institution's mission for a healthier Arkansas. She resides in Fayetteville with her husband and two daughters.

Education

  • University of Arkansas- M.Ed. Student Personnel Services and University Administration
  • University of Arkansas - B.A. English, B.A. Journalism

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Enrollment management
  • Student life
  • Student success / advising Legal issues and trends in higher education
  • Crisis management
  • Reading Fiction
  • Writing
  • Cooking
  • Nature
  • Razorback sports
  • Yoga
  • Martial arts

Accomplishments

  • Phi Sigma Phi National Honor Fraternity, Gamma Delta Faculty Advisor and Member 2002
  • University of West Georgia Distinguished Service Award, 2002-2003
  • University of West Georgia Distinguished Service Award, 2005-2006 National Society of Leadership and Success, Excellence in Service to Students Award 2017
  • Administrative Leadership Development Program, AACOM Leadership Institute 2019