1 University of Arkansas
427 Administration Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Office: (479) 575-3338
Fax: (479) 575-3719
Diversity Affairs works to enhance educational and professional diversity by seeking to integrate individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics such as those defined by race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, veteran, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and intellectual perspective.
We believe that enhancing diversity and providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated is a vital university objective and critically important to the mission of allowing individuals to realize their full potential through equal opportunity.
The units that comprise the arm of this administration, support initiatives and facilitate programs that seek to enhance the university’s ability to recruit and retain underrepresented students, faculty and staff. Diversity Affairs strives to protect the rights of the underrepresented while nurturing a welcoming campus environment.
The Bridging the GAP Symposium is organized by the Arkansas Department of Education Commission on Closing the Academic Achievement Gap and the University of Arkansas. The goal of the symposium is for the Commission to reach out to the different districts to highlight best practices to close the academic achievement gaps and to coordinate efforts state wide. The two previous symposia, held in Blytheville (2012) and UA Pine Bluff (2013), were quite successful, attended by over one hundred educators, community leaders, and policy makers. Symposium participants will receive six hours of professional development.
Dr. Charles F. Robinson II
Vice Chancellor for
Diversity and Community