The Arkansas Alumni Association recently welcomed two new employees. Ashley Batchelor joined the staff as Assistant Director of Communications, and Rachel Gray joined the team as Administrative Specialist III.

7711_ashley_batchelor-11-smaller versionBatchelor, a native of Little Rock, is a 2007 University of Arkansas graduate with a BA in Journalism. She comes to the Arkansas Alumni Association from 3W Magazine, where she was an Associate Editor, and previously worked as a Features Writer for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. In her role as Assistant Director of Communications, Ashley oversees Arkansas magazine and the communications of our Campus Partners program. Additionally, she works with the overall social media and communication plan for the organization. Ashley lives in Rogers.




Rachel Gray

Gray, a native of DeWitt, is a 2011 University of Central Arkansas graduate with a BA in Public Relations. She previously worked as the Student Programs Coordinator for the Arkansas Alumni Association. Prior to that role, she worked as a Donor Recruitment Representative for the American Red Cross. In her position as Administrative Specialist III, Rachel supports the Membership & Marketing team. Rachel lives in Farmington with her husband Josh, who is a third-generation University of Arkansas alumnus, and her daughter Josie.