Thank You for an Outstanding Year!

Ann Bordelon, Charles Robinson and Terry Martin
May 8, 2024
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
As we close this semester, we extend heartfelt congratulations to our 4,800 graduating students. Your achievements are a testament to your diligence and perseverance and portend futures filled with bountiful success and endless possibilities.
We would also like to thank each member of our campus community who, through their dedication to our mission, contributed to the success of our graduates. Every part of our operation rests on the foundation of student success, and the work that you do is important to that foundation.  
What a Year!
This year has been filled with significant accomplishments that have strengthened our position as one of the nation’s top universities. We have outlined goals and objectives for our 150 Forward strategic plan, focusing on key growth opportunities in student success, research excellence, and enhancing our status as an employer of choice. While we activate the strategic plan, we keep setting records in enrollment, fall-to-spring first-year retention, and research expenditures. We have also continued constructing and renovating important buildings such as the Institute for Integrative & Innovative Research (I³R), the Multi-User Silicon Carbide Research and Fabrication Facility (MUSiC), the Anthony Timberlands Center, Mullins Library, and the Fine Arts Center. When completed, each facility will augment our ability to execute our strategic plans and achieve greater outcomes in student success and research excellence.
Looking Ahead
As we look forward to the new academic year, let us embrace our work together with a renewed optimism, kindness, and a collective sense of purpose. Our shared values — including a commitment to our land-grant mission; our belief in the importance of academic freedom; our embrace of the right to free speech and peaceful assembly; our dedication to ensuring that students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds feel a sense of belonging on our campus; and our deep respect and compassion for all people worldwide — have helped get us where we are today. With your support, the University of Arkansas will continue to thrive and make a positive impact in Arkansas, throughout the nation and across the globe.
Thank you for your commitment to excellence.
Charles Robinson
Ann Bordelon
Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Terry Martin
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs