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
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
See our complete organizational structure.
The University of Arkansas represents the best of public higher education, advancing
Arkansas while building a better world.
The University of Arkansas is determined to build a better world by providing transformational
opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture, nurturing creativity,
and solving problems through research and discovery, all in service to Arkansas.
Since 1871, our fundamental purpose as a land-grant institution and state flagship
remains unchanged — to serve the state of Arkansas as a partner, resource and catalyst
- Providing access to a comprehensive and internationally competitive public education,
and fostering student success across a wide spectrum of disciplines.
- Utilizing research, discovery and creative activity to improve the quality of life,
develop solutions to the challenges we face and drive the state's economy.
- Contributing service and expertise through outreach, engagement and collaboration.