Laura Mc Clellan

  • Brighton MI

Work History

Work History

Restaurant Manager

Embassy Suites
Restaurant Manager,; Rogers, AR 2004‐ 2005 Accountable for growth, profitability and corporate service standards as part of a high‐ profile hotel; Led up to 25 staff members through daily service of up to 2000 guests, including room service; Hired, trained and managed all lounge and restaurant service staff.

Financial Associate

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Financial Associate,; Little Rock, AR 6/2007 ‐ 10/2008 Developed and executed comprehensive financial plans for clients in all stages of life; Educated clients and provide financial solutions using advice‐ based process and proprietary software.

Administrative Office Supervisor

Department of Psychology
Administrative Office Supervisor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Little Rock, AR 10/2008 ‐ 8/2012 Maintained precise daily accounting of multiple funds totaling over $400,000; Responsible for all departmental financial, HR and payroll document processing for a busy department of 30+ faculty; Assisted with academic advising for an active student enrollment of 750+; Served on search committee for staff positions; supervised and trained departmental office staff.


Staff Senate Professional Development Committee Chair 2013
University service activities outside job duties: elected as UALR Staff Senate Treasurer(2014‐ 2015), elected as UALR ‐ 2014), selected to serve on three search committees for staff positions, appointed to UALR Community School Task Force and the University Restructuring Operations Task Force.
Aug 2012 - Present

Director of Finance

College of Arts
Director of Finance,, Letters and Sciences, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Little Rock, AR ‐ present Direct the budget and accounting of state and non‐ state expenditurefundsand private donor accounts exceeding $8,000, 000 for the university's largest college; Work with researchers to develop budgets and pre‐ award administration for local, state and federal grant proposals; assist in post‐ award administration of awarded grants in excess of $6,000, 000; Oversee financial activity for 11 academic departments and special programs; review and approve over 1, 200 hiring documents every year for temporary employees; coordinate budget and enrollment tracking for college lecturer accounts, salary reserve funds and private donor accounts; Serve as liaison for the College to UALR academic departments and UALR Financial Services, Procurement, Payroll and Development offices; distribute funds to College departments; develop and implement programs for distributing fee funding to departments; Direct departments on state and university finance and human resources policies and coordinate the development of internal policies and workflows to increase efficiency within the College; Provide support and training(in‐ person sessions and group sessions) for College administrative staff and chairs; Coordinate logistics and budgets for renovation and construction projects; Assist auxiliary volunteer service boards in preparing financial and membership reports. Serve as treasurer for community organizations and for fund‐ raising events.




University of Arkansas at Little Rock