Ann Clemmer has served as Senior Associate Director for Academic Affairs since January 2015. Her department works with higher education institutions on academic matters, making policy recommendations to the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Board. She served as a state legislator for three terms, which included a chair and vice-chairmanship on the higher education and education committees, 23 years teaching political science at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and eight years as a program director and faculty member at Mississippi County Community College (now Arkansas Northeastern College.) Clemmer received her B.A. and M.A. in political science at Arkansas State University, then returned to graduate school for a second college teaching area in history.