Thursday, July 3, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Robert Sparks, a former chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, has died in California.
The medical school said in a news release that Sparks died Tuesday following several months of ill health. The 82-year-old Sparks had been living in El Dorado Hills, California.
Sparks was a native of Newton, Iowa, who received his bachelor's and medical degree from the University of Iowa.
He was the Nebraska medical school's second chancellor, serving from 1972 to 1976. After leaving the medical school, Sparks became program director of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In 1995 he became president and CEO of the California Medical Association Foundation. He retired in 1998.