Chancellor Releases Tenth Installment of 2020: Focus on the Future Series

Chancellor Joe Steinmetz releases the last 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. He recently released an expanded explanation of his tenth and last action item, which makes the case that we shoulde be "more flexible, nimble, quicker and agile university to be competitive with our peer institutions." The 10th 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.

With the release of this last action item, the 2020: Focus on the Future series is complete. Each item has targeted 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. In the coming weeks, he will complete this spring's campus discussions concerning how the university can make progress on the items discussed in this series, and integrate those into future campus plans.

Contacts

Hardin Young, manager of executive communications
University Relations
479-575-6850, hyoung@uark.edu

Amy Schlesing, director of strategic communication
University Relations
479-575-3033, amys@uark.edu

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