Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) is dedicated to elevating a fundamental belief: Research Matters. Operating as a public-private partnership, ARA invests in research that stimulates innovation, encourages collaboration and strengthens economic opportunity.
The Arkansas Research Alliance Scholars program serves as the cornerstone for ARA and plays a pivotal role in bridging university research and economic development. Scholars concentrate on Arkansas's strongest and most commercially viable research competencies. Current research projects include drug development, stem cell research and cutting edge membrane technology and purification processes.
Learn more about ARA Scholars and their research by downloading a copy of ARA's most recent annual report
Please select one of the following links to learn more about how ARA and our partners are moving Arkansas forward.
As the president and CEO of ARA, Mr. Adams oversees strategy for the organization while defining the vision and guiding the board of trustees. In this capacity, he serves as a leader and liaison to a number of organizations committed to statewide economic growth and development.
Prior to joining ARA, Mr. Adams held a variety of senior leadership roles at Acxiom Corporation, where we worked for 34 years prior to retirement.
Throughout his career, Mr. Adams has been involved in a variety of programs and initiatives that have far-reaching outcomes in Arkansas. From energizing education to growing 21st century jobs, Mr. Adams is working with a sense of urgency and serving organizations that will move Arkansas forward.
Operating as a public-private partnership, ARA is governed by a board of trustees comprised of chancellors from Arkansas research universities and business leaders from across the state. The board is committed to creating opportunities in the areas of research, commercialization and job creation.