Office of the Chancellor
Joseph E. Steinmetz became the sixth chancellor of the University of Arkansas on January 1, 2016. Find out more about Chancellor Steinmetz, his administration and staff, and other key communications from this office.
The Division of Academic Affairs works to enhance the university\’s excellence in instruction; research; outreach and public service; and student affairs; and is responsible for academic planning and budgeting, faculty development and promotion, and academic initiatives.
Enrollment Services seeks to enroll and graduate a diverse group of capable students who will engage fully in academic and service programs, develop intellectually and personally, and contribute to the campus, the state, and the global community. To assist students in achieving their academic and career goals, the Enrollment Services Division offers support in academic success, admissions and orientation, financial aid and scholarships, nationally competitive awards, registrar, and UAConnect.
Finance and Administration
The Division of Finance and Administration provides services that enable the university to support its learning mission. Services provided include maintenance of facilities, information technology systems, financial services, purchasing, budgeting, financial reporting, operation of business services, protection offered by the University Police, and human resources.
Ensuring every student\’s success is the focus of the Division of Student Affairs. Students benefit from multiple support services, programs and initiatives focused on community engagement, activities and entertainment, standards and conduct, Greek life, student media, housing, dining, mental and physical health, and career development.
The Division of University Advancement builds understanding and support for higher education in three key ways: enhancing the university\’s image by communicating the accomplishments of our outstanding students and faculty while highlighting special points of pride; involving alumni and other constituencies in proactive functions and raising private gift support. The division includes the Arkansas Alumni Association, and the offices of University Development, University Relations, Donor Relations and Special Events, and Central Arkansas Regional Advancement.
Coordinating university activities related to government and community organizations on a local, state and federal level is the focus of the Governmental Relations office. Locally, the office works with Chambers of Commerce and other community groups. At the state level, the office handles legislative issues and assists faculty and staff with issues involving state agencies and offices. The office also works with our congressional delegation on the university\’s priorities for federal initiatives.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for enriching campus diversity and inclusion, one of the university’s top priorities. More inclusive and diverse learning environments yield better learning and productivity outcomes for all students, staff, faculty and even our community. To help the university develop and sustain a more diverse, inclusive environment, the office provides guidance, support and leadership for initiatives, policies and programming and other strategic efforts designed to support the university’s academic mission. The office collaborates with units across campus as well as external stakeholders to achieve this important work.
The Office of Economic Development directs and coordinates the university’s campuswide efforts to expand economic opportunities and improve quality of life in Arkansas and beyond. The office is responsible for assessing, increasing and communicating the university’s economic and social impacts. The office collaborates with colleges, schools and administrative units across campus to maximize the university’s influence on quality of place, economy and social betterment.
Research and Innovation
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies the University of Arkansas among those with the “highest research activity.” The Office of Research and Innovation is responsible for growing the university’s research program, developing and improving research infrastructure and capacity, and energizing innovation. The office also oversees research administration and compliance, optimization of research space and equipment, interdisciplinary research centers, undergraduate research and the University of Arkansas Press.
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