Welcome, Chancellor Steinmetz!

Chancellor Joe SteinmetzJoseph E. Steinmetz began his term as the sixth chancellor of the University of Arkansas on January 1. He most recently served as the executive vice president and provost of Ohio State University and was named to his new position in October.

Prior to Ohio State, Steinmetz was dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas and was also a university distinguished professor. He served for 19 years at Indiana University, where he was executive associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences and chair of the Department of Psychology. At Indiana he was also a distinguished professor of psychological and brain sciences.

Steinmetz earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Central Michigan University and his doctorate at Ohio University. Throughout his career and administrative leadership, Steinmetz has been committed to strengthening interdisciplinary research and collaborations across departments and colleges.

Steinmetz understands the importance of philanthropy at the University of Arkansas and looks forward to working with alumni and donors to continue the transformation of our campus.