Regents Appoint New UC Provost
The Board of Regents last month appointed Wyatt R. (Rory) Hume UC provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, the second highest post in the system.
Hume, UCís current executive vice provost and vice president for academic and health affairs, has been acting as interim provost of the UC system since November 2005 when former provost M.R.C. Greenwood resigned.
As provost, Hume, 61, will receive an annual salary of $362,500, a 23 percent increase over his current base salary of $295,000, along with standard pension and health benefits; standard senior management benefits, including life, travel, and executive salary continuation for disability insurance.
Hume previously served at UCLA as dean of the School of Dentistry and as executive vice chancellor from 1998 to 2002, He was responsible for the day-to-day management of the campus.
As provost, Hume will oversee academic planning, research, health, and academic policies for the 10-campus system. Other units under his supervision will include the Continuing Education of the Bar, Education Abroad Program, academic preparation, UC Press, UC Extension, and the Washington, D.C., Center.