Dean Gealt leaves for Central Michigan University, effective Aug. 1

Michael A. Gealt, UALR dean of the College of Science and Mathematics and professor of biology, has accepted a new position at Central Michigan University, according to UALR Provost and Vice Chancellor Zulma Toro-Ramos.

Gealt will serve as CMU’s next executive vice president/provost effective Aug. 1. He will oversee the university’s academic division and serve as the second highest-ranking administrator.

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

As dean, Gealt oversaw the departments of applied science, biology, chemistry, earth science, health sciences, mathematics and statistics, nursing, and physics and astronomy.

He was instrumental in securing several major institutional gifts for college and was active in joint curriculum development with the UALR College of Education.

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

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