courtesy: University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

University of Arkansas Fort Smith Chancellor Paul Beran discusses the school's new five-year vision and the goals that will get it there. The goals include increasing enrollment, workforce participation and matching resources to what the school wants to achieve.

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The Heartland Conference is a NCAA Division II conference comprised of 10 schools including the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. When officials decided they wanted to update their branding, they turned to UAFS graphic design students for ideas.


The University of Arkansas in Fort Smith recently received a $600,000 grant to begin restoring a home built in the late 1830s just down the hill from the Drennen-Scott House, which UAFS had also restored and turned into a historic site. This latest project is a home that was built by Leonard Wilhaf, who was a German immigrant, baker and soldier in the Mexican American War.

Improving graduation and retention rates is one of four major initiatives that are part of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith's plan for 2017-2022.

About every four years, the University of Arkansas Fort Smith conducts an economic impact study. According to the latest report, the university had a $301 million impact in fiscal year 2016.