Welcoming Elizabeth Underwood

UNC Asheville Names Senior Director of Alumni Relations

Elizabeth Saxman Underwood '01UNC Asheville welcomes Elizabeth Saxman Underwood ’01 back to campus—she joins us in July as the university’s new senior director of alumni relations.

Underwood had served as associate vice chancellor for government and university relations at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (UAFS) for the past two years, culminating more than a decade of service to the University of Arkansas system that included leading the UAFS alumni affairs office.

Underwood’s prior positions include associate director of the Arkansas Alumni Association at the University of Arkansas and executive director of alumni affairs for UAFS, where she later assumed government and university relations duties and was promoted to associate vice chancellor. She has an M.A. in higher education and Ph.D. in public policy, both from the University of Arkansas.