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Univ. of Arizona upgrades interim official to permanent

TUCSON, Ariz. -- University of Arizona Provost Andrew Comrie is getting a hefty pay raise now that President Ann Weaver Hart has appointed him to permanently fill the university's No. 2 administrative post.

The reported that his new salary is $408,000, up from $300,000 as interim provost.

Comrie is a climatologist who has been a professor and administrator at the university for 20 years.

In Hart's announcement of the permanent appointment she said Comrie exemplified the qualities of "innovation, discipline, creativity and a spirit of partnership and collaboration."

Comrie has served as provost on an interim basis since last August.

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