U of A Chancellors & Presidents


The chancellor at the University of Arkansas oversees all operations — academic, research and service — for the Fayetteville campus. The position was created in 1982 and reports to the UA System President, who had previously overseen the Fayetteville campus.


The position of president was created during the university’s organization in 1871 to oversee day-to-day matters related to operation of the Fayetteville campus, eventually also taking on oversight of other campuses. When a system of campuses was officially created in the late 1960s, the president’s oversight grew, with chancellors at each of the University of Arkansas System campuses now reporting to the president.

There have been two acting presidents as well: