UA Chancellor Finalists Announced

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University of Arkansas System President Don Bobbitt, with input from the Chancellor Search Committee, has selected three finalists for the University of Arkansas chancellor post and scheduled times for them to visit the Fayetteville campus this month. 

October 6-7 – Dr. April Mason, provost and senior vice president, Kansas State University;

October 12-13 – Dr. Joseph E. Steinmetz, executive vice president and provost, Ohio State University; and

October 14-15 – Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and executive vice chancellor, University of Kansas.

“I am very excited about introducing these individuals to the campus,” Bobbitt said in a UA news release. “I would like to thank the search committee for its advisory work with Greenwood/Asher to identify and provide feedback to me about the prospective candidates. I have personally met with each of these candidates and have gotten to know them, their leadership characteristics and their track record.”

A public forum will be held during each visit at 10:30 a.m. at the Faulkner Center for Performing Arts. The theme of the presentations will be: Moving the Needle: Thoughts on taking the University of Arkansas into the future. Each candidate will give his or her own views on elevating the institution and then will take questions from the audience.

All are invited to provide comments via an online form, or may send their feedback to Laura Jacobs, search committee chair, via campus mail at DAVH, via fax at 479-575-4745 or email at [email protected].

The public forums will be held:

October 7 –  Dr. April Mason

October 13 – Dr. Joseph E. Steinmetz

October 15 – Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter

The candidates will also spend time during their visits meeting with deans, faculty and student leaders, other administrators and the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

Bobbitt will ultimately select a single finalist to recommend to the Board of Trustees. The board has final approval on the chancellor selection. 

The UA is looking for a replacement for G. David Gearhart, who retired earlier this year.