UALR Announces Choice For New Chancellor

May 20, 2016

Andrew Rogerson
Credit ualr.edu

University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt announced today that he will recommend Andrew Rogerson, Ph.D., to the UA Board of Trustees as the next chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Bobbitt’s recommendation to the UA Board of Trustees will be considered at its next regularly scheduled meeting May 25-26 at Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas.

In its public announcement the University said:

Rogerson is expected to begin his role as UALR’s 10th chancellor on Sept. 1. Current UALR Chancellor Joel E. Anderson, who has spent more than 45 years at the institution and 13 as chancellor, is retiring June 30.

Rogerson is currently provost and vice president of academic affairs at Sonoma State University, part of the California State University system. A native of Scotland, he earned both an undergraduate honors degree in biology and a doctorate in protozoan ecology there. He has been a professor, scholar and senior administrator at leading universities in England, Canada and the United States, including most recently at Marshall University and Fresno State.

Rogerson’s selection ends an eight-month process led by a search committee established by Bobbitt and supported by Greenwood/Asher & Associates Inc., a leading executive search and consulting firm. The search committee, chaired by Bob Denman, former vice chancellor for advancement at UALR, included a diverse group representing the UA Board of Trustees, university faculty and staff, and the private business sector.