Louise Hancox, Director of Career Innovation

--As senior director of career innovation for the Honors College, Louise Hancox helps students create their “first professional self" by finding opportunities to expand their resumes outside of the classroom. 

Her position calls for collaboration throughout campus: she draws upon resources from the Career Center, the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as well as those in the individual colleges to ensure that honors scholars are prepared for and can communicate their value in the twenty-first century workplace.  She has helped coordinate the Entrepreneurs honors forum taught by Walton College Dean Matt Waller, and continues to partner with Walton College and the College of Engineering to produce more innovative honors courses, fostering strong pipelines between innovators, entrepreneurs, and honors students.

Hancox was born in England and grew up in Canada. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and her MBA at York University in Toronto. She recently completed her Ph.D. in American history and visual culture here at the University of Arkansas, where her dissertation revolved around an iconic painting, The Arkansas Traveler. She was able to use this research to curate an exhibit for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She has served as the conference director for the Southern Intellectual History Circle and has made multiple contributions to theOzark Historical Review. Before her time at the University of Arkansas, Hancox served as a logistics coordinator, a demand planning and project analyst, and a principal consultant in Chicago, Illinois. 

In her spare time, she loves to read, spend time in art museums, and spend weekends at the lake with her family.