G. David Gearhart


University of Arkansas


Age: 59


G. David Gearhart

A Fayetteville native, Dave Gearhart earned his bachelor’s degree at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., then a doctorate in education and a law degree from the University of Arkansas. Gearhart literally wrote the book on college fundraising — "The Capital Campaign in Higher Education" — and during 10 years as vice chancellor for university advancement, he oversaw a fundraising campaign that raised more than $1 billion for the University of Arkansas. He succeeded John A. White as chancellor of the Fayetteville campus on July 1, 2008.