State of the University Address Today

Chancellor Joe Steinmetz
Photo by Whit Pruitt

Chancellor Joe Steinmetz

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Chancellor Steinmetz plans to discuss his vision and goals for the next year and discuss major campus successes from the past year in his annual State of the University address this morning at 11 a.m. via the University of Arkansas’ YouTube channel. The address is open to all viewers.

“I encourage everyone to join me as we pause and take stock of where the university now stands,” Chancellor Steinmetz said. “This has been a very challenging year, as everyone knows. Unfortunately, that’s obscured some of the really great things that are happening on campus – things I look forward to sharing with our campus community.” 

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the address will not be in front of a live audience, but a livestream will be available at the U of A’s YouTube channel and available for replay afterward. 

The U of A community can submit questions for the chancellor in the days before and during the State of the University address by emailing or sending a Teams chat to

One University Week runs through Oct. 16, and will continue featuring other key university news updates including a preview of sesquicentennial events. The university will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2021 and first day of classes in 2022.

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 fewer than 3 percent of colleges and 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.


John F. Thomas, manager of university communications
University Relations


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