Chancellor Releases Sixth Installment of 2020: Focus on the Future Series
Chancellor Joe Steinmetz released the sixth of 10 action items focusing on the future needs of the University of Arkansas.
Last fall, Chancellor Joe Steinmetz announced at his State of the University address 10 action items he wanted the university to focus on moving forward. This week he released an expanded explanation of his sixth action item, which analyzes how the univeristy can "be a catalyst and significant resource for driving entrepreneurism in the region and in the state through our faculty and our programs by aggressively forging stronger partnerships with the private sector." The sixth action item can be found here.
As Chancellor Steinmetz explained at his annual address, "The point of this exercise isn't to develop another plan or set of priorities—we have that already and these priorities continue to steer our planning. The purpose here is to shift our focus to 2020 and beyond and to reframe our continual planning efforts at every level.
In the coming months, he will release the remaining action items under the series title 2020: Focus on the Future. Each item targets specific actions the university needs to take to position itself for continued and future success. Chancellor Steinmetz encourages all supervisors to share with their staff.
Major gift will expand U of A research mission through collaborative clusters, driving commercialization and entrepreneurship education.
Faculty and students will collaborate with a university in India to develop innovations for medical devices and protective equipment.
Anne O'Leary-Kelly, senior associate dean and professor of management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, has been named chair of the Walton Arts Center Council.
The Virtual On-Campus Jobs Fair for students seeking on-campus positions will be from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 26. Deadline for departments and offices to participate in the fair is Aug. 19.
Faculty, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to submit videos for an online open house to welcome students back to campus. Submit by Monday, July 20.