UALR Science, Math Dean Michael Gealt Headed to Central Michigan University

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Thursday, May. 23, 2013 7:54 am  

Michael A. Gealt, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics and professor of biology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is leaving UALR for a position at Central Michigan University, UALR Provost and Vice Chancellor Zulma Toro-Ramos said on Wednesday.

Gealt will be CMU's executive vice president and provost effective Aug. 1. He will oversee the university's academic division and be its second highest-ranking administrator. 

"Dr. Gealt came to UALR as dean in 2006 and leaves with an excellent record of administrative accomplishments," Toro-Ramos said in a news release. "We wish him all the best and are certain he will be equally successful in his endeavors with Central Michigan University."

According to UALR, Gealt oversaw the university's departments of applied science, biology, chemistry, earth science, health sciences, mathematics and statistics, nursing, and physics and astronomy.

He previously held positions at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Ind., and Drexel University in Philadelphia.



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