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Arkansas Looks to Utah as a Blueprint for Economic Development SuccessLock Icon

Arkansas Commerce Secretary Hugh McDonald looks to Utah as a model when it comes to attracting high-tech industries, ranging from internet startups and biotech firms to pharmaceuticals, defense contractors and fintech companies. read more >
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Arkansas Leaders See Utah’s High-Tech Success as Model for Economic Transformation

Utah, with its emphasis on research, entrepreneurship and quality of life, has become one of the top states for high-tech industries. Arkansas is looking to borrow from the western state's playbook. read more >
Construction / Education / Government & Politics

UA Readies One-of-A-Kind Chip Research & Fabrication Facility

The facility is a long-time labor of love for U of A electrical engineering professor Alan Mantooth and was made possible by a $19 million grant from the National Science Foundation. read more >
Education / Public Companies

Tyson Foods Partners with UA For Employee Education

The program will offer degree paths that include supply chain management, business and human resources management. read more >
Scott Varady, executive director of the Razorback Foundation

Scott Varady to Take Over UA Advancement

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville says Scott Varady will take over as vice chancellor for university advancement in April, replacing Mark Power. read more >
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Arkansas Business Year in Review: Top 10 Business Stories of 2022

Inflation takes the top spot in this year's review of business stories. read more >
At UA, Robinson restructured the Student Affairs Division and led institutional efforts regarding diversity recruitment and student and faculty retention.

A New Chapter for Charles R. Robinson at UA

Last month, Robinson was named the first Black chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville after serving in numerous roles at the UA over the past 23 years. read more >
University of Arkansas Chancellor Charles Robinson

Robinson: A Promotion Earned (Editorial)

The selection of Charles Robinson as the first Black chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is a win for the state. read more >
University of Arkansas Chancellor Charles Robinson

Charles Robinson Named UA Chancellor

The decision breaks a month-long stalemate between members of the UA System Board of Trustees. read more >
“I call it creating plans for confidence; we have to create confidence. We know we can not eliminate the risk of COVID-19, but we want to minimize that risk.” - Hunter Yurachek, director of athletics at the University of Arkansas
Education / Tourism

UA Fends Off Auburn’s Attempt to Hire Yurachek

He's getting another contract extension that raises his salary and includes deferred compensation from private funds. read more >
Charles Robinson

U of A’s Next Great Chancellor is Already Here (Former Student Body Presidents Commentary)

For the past sixteen months, the flagship institution of higher education within the state of Arkansas has been without a permanent chancellor. Each author of this opinion has served as […] read more >
Mary Ann Greenwood founded the wealth management firm Greenwood & Associates in 1982.

Mary Ann Greenwood, ‘True Pillar,’ Dies at 82

She founded the wealth management firm that would become Greenwood Gearhart Inc. of Fayetteville. read more >
The final four candidates for chancellor of the University of Arkansas, from left: Charles Robinson, Jay Akridge, Daniel Reed and Cynthia Young.

UA Chancellor Search Down to 4 Candidates

The finalists will each visit the campus in Fayetteville for meetings with students, faculty and other stakeholders. read more >
Mike Malone, University of Arkansas vice chancellor for economic development
Business Services / Education / Government & Politics

UA Names Mike Malone to Economic Development Position

As part the job, he'll share oversight of the university's Institute for Integrative and Innovation Research. read more >

Committee Formed to Help Hire Next University of Arkansas Chancellor

Charles Robinson has been serving as interim chancellor since the sudden resignation of Joe Steinmetz. read more >
Health Care

Arkansas Research Alliance Announces 6 New Board Members

The new members represent health care, technology, energy and education sectors. read more >
Rendering of the Windgate Studio & Design Center that is set to open in Fall 2022. The center will anchor the University of Araknsas' planned arts district. 
Construction / Nonprofits

Windgate Awards Another $30M for UA Art District

The Windgate Foundation awards another $30 million grant to the University of Arkansas for the second phase of its planned Windgate Art and Design District. read more >
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Charles Robinson Named UA Interim Chancellor

Charles Robinson is named interim chancellor at the University of Arkansas' flagship campus in Fayetteville, effective Aug. 16. read more >
Charles Robinson of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Robinson Selected as Provost at UA (Movers & Shakers)

Charles Robinson has been named permanent provost of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. read more >
Nonprofits / Small Business

Walton Family Gives UA $194.7M to Start Research Institute

The University of Arkansas says it will establish the Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research with a $194.7 million grant from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation. read more >