Robinson will be featured in the First Chancellor’s Finalists Forum

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Charles F. Robinson, Acting Chancellor of the University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas Acting Chancellor Charles Robinson will be the first of four finalist chancellors to participate in a public forum on campus. His forum is scheduled for Monday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center and will also be streamed live and recorded for wide access to the campus community.

Each of the four candidates is scheduled to visit campus for two days of meetings with students, faculty, staff and university stakeholders. A public forum will also be part of this schedule. Everyone at the U of A is invited to attend all four public forums in person or virtually.

Appointed acting chancellor at the U of A in August 2021, Robinson has held many positions over the past 23 years, starting as assistant professor of history in 1999 and including director of the African and African-American studies program, vice-president for diversity, vice-chancellor for student affairs, and as provost and executive vice-chancellor for academic and student affairs.

While at the U of A, he spearheaded several projects focused on student recruitment and success, including a college readiness program for underrepresented students, a major restructuring of the Student Affairs Division and a $10 million scholarship for first-generation, low-income Arkansans. Robinson holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Houston, a master’s degree in history from Rice University, and a doctorate in history from the University of Houston.

Registration details for each finalist’s virtual forum component can be found below as well as on the Chancellor’s Research website. A university email address is required. The research site will be updated with details on how the campus community can access forum recordings as soon as the recordings are available.

Each forum will take place at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the U of A campus between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on scheduled days.


Keep in mind that attending each forum virtually will require a separate registration.

For more information on the finalists, including their CVs and cover letters, visit the Chancellor’s Research website.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the few American colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Learn how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.