The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet by telephone at 7:30 a.m. this morning to consider UA President Donald Bobbitt’s recommendation of Joseph Steinmetz to be the next chancellor of the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

The board is expected to confirm Steinmetz, provost of Ohio State University, for a job that will pay $700,000 annually.

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UPDATE: The board voted unanimously to confirm Steinmetz.