'Leading Change' Looks at University Progress, Growth and Future Goals

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A new University of Arkansas publication, Leading Change: One Student at a Time, offers an overview of the changes and achievements on campus in recent years, including the first three years of Chancellor Joe Steinmetz’s administration. It also provides a vision of where the U of A is heading, the priorities and goals for the future.

The 22 page booklet was produced by University Relations, and it has been distributed on campus and off, to the university’s friends, peers and stakeholders around Arkansas and the country. Free copies are available on request at Davis Hall. 

An online version can also be found on the Chancellor’s website.

Leading Change covers a broad variety of topics including:

  • Advancing Student Success, the administration’s top priority and a roadmap for ensuring that every student has the support and the tools needed to graduate
  • Building a Better World Through Research, a look at the impact that faculty and student researchers are having, and the university’s efforts to provide more focus and support
  • Dedicated to Arkansas, the U of A’s commitment to improving the lives of Arkansans by creating a more prosperous and innovate Arkansas
  • The Changing Face of Campus, a review of the new and updated facilities built in the past three years, with a preview of things to come
  • The School of Art, outlining the historic changes made possible by gifts from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation and the Wingate Charitable Foundation

In addition, Leading Change, describes the eight Guiding Priorities that make up the foundation for the future growth and development of the University of Arkansas.

Printing of the publication was paid for with private funds.


About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.


Steve Voorhies, manager of media relations
University Relations
479-575-3583, voorhies@uark.edu


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