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

View from the Flagship

All University Commencement

Joe Recognizes Two Outstanding Graduates

Rich Mountain Commencement

Chancellor Steinmetz Announces New Scholarship Program for Transfer Students

An Important Message

All University of Arkansas students should read this. Thanks to South Carolina’s President @HarrisPastides: #WhatsMyName.

What I'm Reading

Machines like Me by Ian McEwan

This was a gift from a benefactor, for which I am grateful. Set in London in the 1980’s, though in an alternative reality where Alan Turing lived to old age, it focuses on a character’s attempts to program a personality into a synthetic human. In so doing, he unwittingly creates his own romantic rival. So far, it’s a timely examination of what makes us human, and how the emergence of AI might challenge those ideas.