UAMS Names Two Finalists for Chancellor | Arkansas Business News – Arkansas News

UAMS Names Two Finalists for Chancellor | Arkansas Business News – Arkansas News

by Arkansas Business Staff 
on Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017 10:34 am  
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Dr. A. Wesley Burks and Dr. Danny O. Jacobs (UAMS)

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Thursday announced two finalists for chancellor. Both will visit the campus in Little Rock for two days and the UAMS-Northwest campus for one day in July.

The finalists are Dr. A. Wesley Burks, executive dean of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Dr. Danny O. Jacobs, executive vice president, provost and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

One of them will replace Dr. Dan Rahn, who is retiring on July 31 after eight years serving as UAMS chancellor.

Jacobs will visit from July 16-19; Burks will visit from July 25-28. More on the finalists and the search process is available here.

“These two individuals have the experience and leadership skills necessary to lead a major academic medical center, and I’m thrilled to invite them to campus to meet the students, faculty, staff and community stakeholders who serve as the lifeblood of our state’s leading medical institution,” University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt said in a news release.

Rahn became chancellor of UAMS on Nov. 1, 2009. During his tenure, UAMS expanded its educational, clinical and research programs across the state, according to a UAMS news release. 

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