UCA names Sheridan native chief of staff

Kelley Erstine, a native of Sheridan, has been named chief of staff at the University of Central Arkansas at Conway.

UCA President Tom Courtway announced recently that Erstine will be joining the UCA executive staff effective Sept. 1. His salary will be $165,000 per year.

Since July 2008, Erstine had been the chief executive officer of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina.

Erstine received a degree in journalism in 1979 from UCA. Previously, he served as a member of the UCA Board of Trustees, and also served as vice president for Institutional Advancement.

“I am very pleased that Kelley Erstine has agreed to serve as chief of staff,” Courtway said. “He knows the institution very well, is a proven administrator and is well known throughout the state of Arkansas. He and his wife, Leslie, are excited about returning to the state and to UCA, and he will be an asset to the university as we move ahead.”