Mary Hightower serves as Director of Communications Services for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. She’s served as an Extension Communications Specialist and Assistant Director of Communications. Before joining the Cooperative Extension Service, Hightower worked for The Associated Press. She took a multi-year hiatus from the Extension Service to work as an Account Supervisor and Vice President of a Florida PR firm serving regional, national and international accounts.
Hightower has a BA in History with a minor in Medieval Studies from Boston College and the University College London and an MA in Journalism from UALR.