Through a series of town halls, we have validated our strategic pillars of student success, employer of choice and research excellence. Each pillar now has emergent goals and performance metrics. When we return to campus in the fall our colleges, schools and units will be able to develop strategies and tactics that align with the University’s goals while reflecting each unit’s unique strengths and opportunities. As we go through this process, we will be realigning resources to position the University of Arkansas to better meet its mission. Our first realignment will focus on supporting the student success and employer of choice pillars.
The University of Arkansas’ 150 Forward strategic planning process is underway with a series of three campuswide town hall discussions scheduled in February and March. The town hall sessions will focus on advancing the university’s three strategic priority areas: student success, research excellence and the university’s status as an employer of choice. Other strategic planning activities are happening in parallel, designed to examine the state of the university and assist with setting goals and objectives.
I want to thank you for the notes, calls, texts and visits in the days since I was named chancellor. Despite being in the seat for the past 15 months and the fact that we, together, have not stopped advancing the mission of the University of Arkansas in that time, I assure you that I have emerged from the search process reinvigorated – and ready to get to work.
Your voice matters and we hope all of you who are registered to vote will take part in the upcoming local, state and federal elections as a part of the early voting period on campus, or on Election Day elsewhere.
Interim chancellor reinforces campus values of curiosity, creativity, character and our shared humanity.
The University of Arkansas remains committed to fostering a campus that always embraces and celebrates our shared humanity.
Interim Chancellor Robinson issues a proclamation
Interim Chancellor Charles F. Robinson recently shared his vision for the University of Arkansas’ next year with an audience of faculty, staff, and students during the 2021 State of the University Address at Faulkner Performing Arts Center.
University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt today announced that Charles F. Robinson, Ph.D., currently provost and executive vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, has been named interim chancellor at the flagship campus beginning Aug. 16.