URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- The University of Illinois has chosen the dean of its College of Engineering to take over as provost at the school's flagship campus.
Urbana-Champaign campus Chancellor Phyllis Wise says Ilesanmi Adesida will step in as provost on Aug. 16. The provost is the top academic and budget official on campus.
The News-Gazette in Champaign (http://bit.ly/LnlT3V ) reports that Adesida says he's excited to go to work for Wise and help set the direction for the campus for decades to come.
Adesida is a native of Nigeria and is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley. He came to the University of Illinois in 1987 as an electrical and computer engineering professor. He was appointed dean of the College of Engineering in 2006.
Adesida will be paid $430,000 a year.
Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com
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