March 19, 2020

TO: Deans, Chairs, Faculty, Staff and Students

FROM: Robert Z. Carr, Jr., Ed.D. | Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

RE: Online/distance delivery of classes throughout Spring 2020 semester

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s highest priority is the health, safety and welfare of our students, faculty and staff. In response to the evolving 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Arkansas and the nation, we have taken proactive measures to maintain a safe environment. While no members of UAPB have been diagnosed with COVID-19, several confirmed cases have been reported in Arkansas.

UAPB continue s to work with the public officials to limit the impact of COVID-19 to the campus community. As a result, we have decided to offer all classes through online/distance learning platforms (Blackboard, Zoom, and other virtual platforms) for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Faculty and students that need assistance with your distance learning environment can contact Mrs. Dora Sanders at (870) 575-7039 or Students, please contact Ms. Mary Williams at 870-575-7040 or for questions pertaining to online/distance learning issues.

Our faculty will continue to ensure that students are able to maintain the academic continuity required to complete the Spring 2020 semester. The following instructions will assist the transition for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester:
We will communicate with graduating seniors about commencement plans in the very near future. For any questions or concerns that you have regarding academics, please feel free to contact me at (870) 575-8475 or Finally, continue to monitor your email accounts and the university website on a daily basis as additional information pertaining to university operations from the Chancellor is forthcoming. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.