G. David Gearhart: Chancellor’s Job is a Way of Life
University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart is sitting behind an oak desk in his corner office nursing a Diet Pepsi.
He used to drink Diet Coke until the UA struck a deal this summer for PepsiCo to become the university’s exclusive non-alcoholic cold beverage sponsor and supplier.
“I can’t really tell the difference,” he says, politics in check.
He carries the can with him around his office, from desk to conference table and back, but he barely has time for a sip in between calls, meetings with staffers, answering vital e-mails — and this time of year — juggling appearances at the many back-to-school activities for new and returning students.
On this day, the second of the 2012-13 school year, he was up at 5:30 a.m., in his office by 8 a.m. and his day won’t end until after a 6 p.m. leadership class he’ll co-lecture with former chancellor John A. White. Click here to read the full story from our partners at TheCityWire.com.