New UC President Chosen

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, March 27, 2008
The Regents unanimously chose University of Texas Chancellor Mark Yudof as the next President of the 220-thousand student-system. Yudof is a lawyer who’s also served as Chancellor for the University of Minnesota. He says he’s enthusiastic about the new job. Yudof says priorities include getting more state funding and making college more affordable. He says his philosophy is to allow individual campuses as much discretion as possible: “The role of the system office is to facilitate the campuses and what they’re trying to accomplish and to add value, and if you can’t add value, you ought to get out of the way.” Yudof will earn a base salary of 591-thousand dollars. In addition, he’ll get an automobile allowance of 743 dollars a month, retirement benefits and university housing.