[APRIL 19, 2019 | MENA, Ark.] UA Rich Mountain Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson is pleased to announce that the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Chancellor Dr. Joe Steinmetz will deliver this year’s commencement address.
Dr. Steinmetz has served as the flagship’s chancellor since 2016. A nationally respected behavioral neuroscientist, Dr. Steinmetz was recognized in 1996 by the National Academy of Sciences for his contributions to the fields of experimental psychology and neuroscience. In 2012 he was named an AAAS Fellow.
Chancellor Wilson stated, “It is both an honor and a privilege to not only have Dr. Steinmetz on our campus, but to deliver the commencement address. I’m not at liberty to give details but can confirm that Dr. Steinmetz will be delivering a tremendously exciting announcement that will be of great importance not only to this year’s graduates but for future generations.”
Dr. Steinmetz’s research interests include neuroanatomical and neurophysiological substrates of learning and memory; the effects of alcohol on neural and behavioral function; neurobiological and behavioral models of fetal alcohol syndrome; and the neurobiology of simple human learning, memory, and cognitive function.
Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m. on the front lawn of the campus. In the event of rain, ceremonies will be moved to the Union Bank Center (the new gym). The public is invited to attend and celebrate this accomplishment with the UA Rich Mountain Class of 2019.