I wouldn’t be chancellor of a major university if I didn’t believe in the power of education to solve problems, increase empathy, improve lives and bring people together in shared purpose and humanity.

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Do you have an idea about how to make an existing process more efficient? Or have a suggestion on how we might improve a university policy or procedure? If so, please take a moment to share.
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Guiding Priorities



A comprehensive public land-grant institution with a mission of teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement including a focus also rooted in the strengths of the institution and attuned to areas for continued growth and improvement.
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2020: Focus on the Future



Chancellor Steinmetz outlines a tenth action to help distinguish the university in the coming years
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View from the Flagship

Immigration Reform Pathways are Clear

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration supports the US Citizenship Act of 2021 and similar legislation.

Statement Regarding Derek Chauvin Verdict

Hoping for healing and respect for our shared humanity.

Statement on Legislation Impacting LGBTQ Community

Joe Expresses Support

What I'm Reading

Free Speech on Campus
Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman

This is a very interesting, timely and eye-opening discussion by some colleagues of mine. It examines the challenges of balancing free speech with the concerns that it may be insensitive, discriminatory or bullying. In so doing, it argues for the value of free speech while providing some useful insights into how campuses might tackle controversies related to its practice. Altogether, a thoughtful and nuanced discussion about a topic relevant to anyone working on a college campus.



The university recently released Leading Change - a publication highlighting campus priorities and good news from across campus.