© 2021 Alabama Public Radio

920 Paul Bryant Drive
Digital Media Center
Gate 61 35487

(800) 654-4262
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

Retired University of Alabama dean named interim president of UAH

image (3).png
Pixabay
/

The former dean of the engineering school at the University of Alabama will step in as the interim president of the University of Alabama in Huntsville in December.

Chuck Karr, who served as the Dean of UA’s College of Engineering for 16 years, will hold the interim position for 18 months. Karr will replace Darren Dawson, who announced that he was retiring at the end of the year due to “private family matters.”

Karr will begin his appointment on Dec. 1, with Dawson remaining employed with the university until Dec. 31 to “ensure a seamless transition."

News from Alabama Public Radio is a public service in association with the University of Alabama. We depend on your help to keep our programming on the air and online. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.