UA's sugg to recommend Gearhart as chancellor.
University of Arkansas System President B. Alan Sugg has
recommended G. David Gearhart as the next chancellor of the state's
flagship university at Fayetteville. Sugg formally recommended Gearhart,
55, now vice chancellor for university advancement and professor of
education, to the university's board of trustees. If approved by
the 10-member board, Gearhart, 55, now vice chancellor for university
advancement and professor of education, would succeed Chancellor John A.
White when White retires on June 30. White plans to return to the
engineering department faculty. Gearhart has been the university's
vice chancellor for university advancement since 1998. Before that, he
was senior vice president for development and university relations at
The Pennsylvania State University from 1985-1995.