Charles Robinson Has Been Named Interim Chancellor of the University of Arkansas

Charles Robinson was named interim chancellor of the University of Arkansas. He takes office on August 16 and will serve until a new chancellor is appointed

“I’m honored to be selected to serve the University of Arkansas as interim chancellor,” Robinson said. “We have amazing students, faculty, and staff, and it’s a privilege to continue working with them as we prepare for the upcoming fall semester, and advance many long-term initiatives in service of Arkansas.”

Dr. Robinson has been serving as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic and student affairs. He was named provost last year and has served as vice chancellor of student affairs since 2015. Dr. Robinson’s time at the University of Arkansas spans more than 20 years, beginning as an assistant professor of history. He has also served as chair of the African and African American studies program and vice provost for diversity.

Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Houston. He holds a master’s degree in history from Rice University and a doctorate in history from the University of Houston.

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