David P. Gardner, former president of the University of Utah and the University of California, has been elected to chair the J. Paul Getty Trust.
Gardner recently retired as the president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Gardner succeeds Robert F. Erburu, who was named chairman emeritus after having completed his third four-year term on the board and seven years as chairman.
Gardner was the 10th president of the U. and held the position from 1974 to 1983. He will continue to serve as a trustee of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values, the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and the Huntsman Family Foundation.