The chief curator at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman will serve as the facility's interim director.
University of Oklahoma President David Boren named Mark A. White to the position, though the appointment needs approval by the OU Board of Regents.
The Norman Transcript reports that White would start as interim director on Sept. 3. A national search will be conducted to replace former directorGhislain d'Humières, who resigned to become director of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky.
White is noted for his expertise as curator of numerous selected collections, including the James Bialac Native American Art Collection, which has more than 4,500 objects.