Information and Technology Services is responsible for University Advancement information data systems and user computing hardware and software.

The information or data side includes all on-line system maintenance, security, training, and data retrieval. Its main duties include ID setup, security, and training for on-line systems including Advance, Crystal Reports Server, NOS and Blackbaud; database and on-line system upgrades and enhancements for Advance, CRS, and the NOS; data imports and exports to and from other systems; and data retrieval and distribution from all data systems involved.

The technology side includes all end user computing hardware and software purchasing, setup, maintenance, and inventory. This hardware includes desktops, laptops, iPads, iPhones, printers, and scanners plus all software installed on these items for function and use. Technology is also responsible for shared file server (gizmo) access, security, and maintenance; network/internet troubleshooting; and UITS liaison when issues need involvement from our University Information and Technology staff.

What's Happening in Information and Technology Services

  • We have a new name! We are now Advancement Information and Technology Services (AITS). 
  • We are now located at the new Uptown Campus in the east building (UPTE). Please direct your mailings to Advancement Information and Technology Services at UPTE 223. Thanks!
  • Click here to access the AITS Report Request Web Form.  Please use this form to request reports and data files from AITS.
  • End users should access Blackbaud Reporting Solution to view account balances and ledger transactions. Please fill out and turn in a Blackbaud ID request form to receive access.

Advance Training

  • Intro trainings are held at the Uptown Campus East Building in room 280. If you are interested in attending, please email Blake Howard at bahowar@uark.edu or phone 5-4135.
  • Note: An Advance ID is required prior to attending training. Please click here if you need one.

Online Notice of Scholarship (NOS) Training

  • NOS trainings are held at the Uptwon Campus East Building in room 280. If you are interested in attending, please email Blake Howard at bahowar@uark.edu or phone 5-4135.
  • Note: An emPower NOS User ID is required prior to attending training. Please click here if you need one.

Web Report Request Form Training

  • We encourage anyone who submits report requests to Advancement Information and Technology Services to schedule a training session so that you may become comfortable with terminology and navigation of the web form. Please contact Blake Howard bahowar@uark.edu or phone 5-4135 to reserve a seat for training.

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AITS Mission

The Office of Advancement Information and Technology Services’ mission is to support internal and external constituencies for the pursuit of University Advancement's vision, goals, programs and fund-raising activities with regards to data systems. Our primary goal is to insure all data needed by University Advancement can be stored and retrieved in a secure, accurate, intuitive and timely manner.

Jamie Dixon Fields
Director 
575-6745

Tate Neyman
Systems Analyst
575-5626

Caleb Mikles
Report Writer
575-5067

Alex Lopez
Part-time Report Writer
575-6745

Blake Howard
Trainer & Security Officer
575-4135

Heather Stowers
Technology Services Manager 
575-6078

 Joshua Tipton
Computer Support Technician 
575-7759