University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Appoints Andrea Stewart as Interim Chancellor

Andrea Stewart has been selected to serve as interim chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She succeeds former chancellor Laurence Alexander, who has been appointed chancellor of the University of Michigan at Flint.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a historically Black university in the University of Arkansas System. The school enrolls roughly 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. Black students represent 90 percent of the undergraduate population.

Dr. Stewart has been with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for over a decade. She served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences for nine years, until her appointment as interim provost in 2022. She was officially appointed provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs in 2023.

“I am deeply honored to serve as the interim chancellor of UAPB and thank University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt for this tremendous opportunity,” said Dr. Stewart. “This institution holds a rich legacy of academic excellence and community impact, and I am committed to advancing its mission during this transitional period.”

Dr. Stewart received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degree in social work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She earned her doctorate in social work from Harvard University.

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