UA-Fayetteville Education Association / Local 965, the labor union of the University of Arkansas, congratulates Charles F. Robinson, Ph.D., for his Nov. 16, 2022, appointment to chancellor of our campus.
Some members of the Local 965 have known him since he was hired in 1999 as an assistant professor of history in the Fulbright School of Arts & Sciences. His academic achievements include honors for teaching, authoring books on the Black experience, and leading the African and African American Studies Program, helping prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the university. The last post led to successive administrative roles — vice provost, vice chancellor, provost and executive vice chancellor. The UA System named him interim chancellor starting Aug. 16, 2021, exactly 15 months before UA System trustees elected him unanimously.
Local 965, the sole higher education chapter of the Arkansas Education Association/National Education Association, looks forward to working with Chancellor Robinson to continue UA improvements in meeting staff and faculty needs and rights.