CREATED Feb. 13, 2013
Web Producer: Amber Sumpter
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - University of Arizona Provost Andrew Comrie is getting a hefty pay raise now that President Ann Weaver Hart has appointed him to fill the university's No. 2 administrative post permanently.
Comrie is a climatologist who has been a professor and administrator at the Tucson-based university for 20 years.
He has served as provost on an interim basis since last August.
The Arizona Daily Star reports
that his new salary is $408,000, up from $300,000 as interim provost.
Hart's announcement of the permanent appointment says Comrie exemplifies the qualities of "innovation, discipline, creativity and a spirit of partnership and collaboration."
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