Dr. Rahn was recommended by University of Arkansas System President B. Alan Sugg and approved by the systems Board of Trustees in a special called meeting.
Dr. Rahn said no start date has been set and that the University of Arkansas System board and President B. Alan Sugg have told him they will be flexible about when he actually comes on board. There are number of projects at Medical College of Georgia, such as finalizing funding for the new building for the School of Dentistry and firming up plans for new student housing, that he wants to complete before he goes to Little Rock.
There are a number of things that I really want to see through to finish well in my current position, Dr. Rahn said in a telephone interview this afternoon. And then have a smooth transition as the search goes forward for the next president at MCG.
Dr. Rahn had been president of MCG since 2001. As with other research university presidential searches, University System of Georgia officials will form a search committee of students, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Regents and will use an executive search firm to conduct a national search for a replacement.