Alexander nominated as next UAPB chancellor

University of Arkansas System President Donald R. Bobbitt has nominated Laurence B. Alexander of the University of Florida to be the next chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, succeeding Lawrence A. Davis, Jr., who retired on May 25. 2012.

Alexander, who is currently the associate dean of the graduate school and director of the Office of Minority Programs at the University of Florida in Gainesville, was one of four finalists for the position who visited the campus in late January and early February.

U of A System spokesman Ben Beaumont said the nomination will go to a vote before the U of A Board of Trustees later this week.