charles robinson

Arkansas senator discusses plans for DEI legislation in 2025 session

BY: - August 24, 2023

Arkansas officials are collecting information on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts at colleges and universities in preparation for presenting legislation on the issue during the 2025 legislative session. At a meeting of the Arkansas Legislative Council’s higher education subcommittee on Thursday, co-chair Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Jonesboro, told lawmakers that officials are looking at DEI […]

Old Main at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville

University of Arkansas prepares to dissolve DEI division

BY: - June 13, 2023

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville will reallocate staff and resources from its Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion this year, Chancellor Charles Robinson announced in an email Tuesday. Beginning in the fall, existing resources and personnel currently assigned to the DEI Division will be incorporated in Student Success, Student Affairs, Human Resources, the Office of […]

Trustees elect University of Arkansas’ first Black chancellor

BY: - November 16, 2022

This story has been updated to reflect some editing changes. Charles Robinson became the first Black chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville on Wednesday. The UA board of trustees unanimously voted for him to take on the role following a months-long debate. Robinson had served as interim chancellor since August 2021 when he took […]