Key Communications

Kincaid Named Acting Chancellor at University of Arkansas

U of A System President Bobbitt outlined plans for future campus leadership, appointing counsel Bill Kincaid as acting chancellor while Bobbitt plans visits with stakeholders to identify best person to lead the campus.

Recommendations Letter for UA System President 5-19-21

Chancellor Steinmetz shares requests and introduces new initiatives in letter to UA System President Don Bobbitt.

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

Our Shared Humanity

Joe reflects on the campus’ anti-discrimination stance and commitment to belonging

University Expresses Support for Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

Joe Makes a Statement of Support

Spring Break 2021

Chancellor Steinmetz, Big Red and friends wish campus a safe Spring Break.

Chancellor's Update 3-23-21

Return of Non-Faculty Staff to Campus Expected to Ramp up Now through Summer

Virtual Conversation with the Chancellor

Joe Discusses a Range of Issues with Students

Chancellor's Update 3-9-21

Covid-19 Vaccinations Now Available on Campus

OPINION | Students and educators need our help

Joe Discusses Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Students

Chancellor's Update 2-5-21

Celebration of Our 150th Begins Now

Chancellor's Update 1-29-21

Remember the Action Items!

Chancellor’s Statement on HB1218 and HB1231

Proposed Legislation Undercuts Academic Freedom

Chancellor's Update 1-21-21

More News on Vaccines

Building an Antiracist Campus

A video Conversation with Anthony DiNicola

National Day of Racial Healing

Joe Releases a Proclamation

Chancellor's Update 1-13-21

The Latest on Vaccines

Chancellor’s Statement Regarding the Start of the Spring Semester

Chancellor condemns events in D.C.


All University Commencement – Fall, 2020

An Appeal to Kindness

Chancellor's update 12-9-20

Let's Finish Strong!

Chancellor's Update 11-20-20

Have a Great Thanksgiving!

Chancellor's Update 11-2-20

Election Civility

Chancellor's Update 10-29-20

Planning for Spring

Chancellor's Update 10-20-20

Voting at Bud Walton

State of the University Address 2020

Joe takes stock of the U of A amid the challenges of COVID-19

Chancellor's Update 10-8-20

U of A to stay the course after Thanksgiving

Chancellor's Update 9-30-20

If in doubt, get tested

Chancellor's Update 9-22-20

Go Hogs!

Chancellor's Update 9-16-20

Thanks for doing your part

Chancellor's Update 9-9-20

When a contract tracer calls

Chancellor's Update 9-2-20

Be accountable, be caring, be part of the solution

Chancellor's Update 8-28-20

Joe ponders the chancellor's role in campus racial climate

Chancellor's Update 8-20-20

A plea for safety before classes begin

Chancellor's Update 8-14-20

Joe provides latest developments

Call to Action: Listen, Learn, Act

Chancellor Steinmetz addresses messages posted at #BlackAtUark

Everyone Has a Role to Play

Joe Reflects on Significance of National Protests

State of the University Address

Joe Proposes 10 Action Items

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.

Sexual Awareness Month

This month is an important part of the larger conversation we’re having as both a campus community and as a society about sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct and how we end it.

U of A Plays Vital Role in Economic Development of Arkansas

A recent report revealed the University of Arkansas had an economic impact in excess of $2.2 billion on the state of Arkansas.

Fall Commencement 2018

For whatever challenges our society or our planet faces, I believe education is and always will be the answer.

Q & A with Joe Steinmetz

The Association of American Public and Landgrant Universities featured Chancellor Joe Steinmetz in a recent Q & A

Chronicle Daily Briefing from Thursday, Nov. 29

Improving retention rates with microgrants.

Spring Commencement 2018

There are thousands of paths to graduation – some longer, some shorter, some relatively easy, some fraught with difficulty. The commonality in those paths is a determination to make a difference in your own life and the lives of others.

The Future of the University

There’s an old proverb that says “A vision without a plan is just a dream. A plan without a vision is just drudgery…but a vision with a plan can change the world.”

Winter Commencement 2017

Douglas Adams once said, “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be.” I want you to end up where you want to be.

Statement on Grad Tax

I applaud the federal effort to create meaningful tax reform for American citizens. I do wish to caution about the devastating effects treating graduate student waivers as taxable income will have.

Statement on DACA

The University of Arkansas believes strongly that the state of Arkansas and the greater national and global societies are strengthened by educated men and women.

Statement on Concealed Carry Laws

There will be changes coming to campus later this year as Act 562 and Act 859 become law and are implemented.

NEA, NEH valuable investments

Whether it’s the Walton Family supporting Crystal Bridges or Wallace and Jama Fowler supporting the Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, there is a tradition in Arkansas of supporting the arts.

Chancellor Address Campus Safety Concerns

Providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors is vitally important to the University of Arkansas. It’s our highest priority.

March for Science Excerpt

Scientific advances are still being made every day on campus, whether they are in power transmission, supply chain logistics, wastewater treatment, music cognition, cancer treatment, or some other field.

Towers of Old Main Celebration

Time and again I come back to the notion of how lucky our students and faculty are to have people like our Towers of Old Main – people willing to share the benefits of their hard work with strangers.