The former head of the Razorback Foundation recruited to lead the University of Arkansas' Advancement Division will start his new role next month, the university said in a statement.
Chris Wyrick will start as vice chancellor for university advancement on April 1. Wyrick, who became executive director of the foundation just last year, was tapped for the new position last month. A starting date wasn't set then.
Former Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Brad Choate was reassigned last year after an internal inquiry found the department had exceeded its budget by more than $3 million.
Chancellor G. David Gearhart said in the statement that Choate would work with Wyrick to "ensure a smooth transition and continue his current assignment as a capital campaign adviser and development officer through the end of Choate’s current appointment."
Gearhart said previously that Choate's employment with the university would continue until the end of June, after which time it would not be renewed. Choate's budget officer, Joy Sharp, was also reassigned and told her employment would not be renewed after June 30.
The university said Choate's salary would be paid entirely through private funds beginning April 1.
The advancement division works to promote "understanding, engagement, and private gift support" for UA, the statement said.