University of Central Arkansas

UCA Center for Community and Economic Development announces assistant director

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CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas has named Abayi Ibro Ayouba as assistant director for the Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED).

Ibro Ayouba began the new role in January and coordinates technical assistance and training events for community leaders, assists in the development and management of grant or project proposals, supports existing partnerships and assists in the development of new strategic partnerships. She formerly served as the coordinator of the UCA Learning Communities.

Abayi Ibro Ayouba
Abayi Ibro Ayouba

“I am very excited about this new journey as the assistant director of CCED. As someone who is passionate about supporting and developing leaders, I look forward to working with our network to provide high-quality training and technical assistance to Arkansas communities,” said Ibro Ayouba.

Ibro Ayouba is originally from Niger, West Africa. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in international studies and French from UCA and a Master of Law from the University of East London. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in change leadership and inclusion at UCA.

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