(AP) — The University of California’s governing board named a new chancellor at UC Davis on Thursday, six months after the campus’ previous leader resigned following an investigation into alleged misconduct.
The UC Board of Regents voted to unanimously approve Gary May, dean of Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering, for the top job at UC Davis, it said in a statement.
May will take on his new role Aug. 1. The 52-year-old native of St. Louis, Missouri, has been at Georgia Tech for nearly three decades.
He will replace UC Davis interim chancellor Ralph J. Hexter, who assumed the role after former Chancellor Linda Katehi resigned in August after months of turmoil at the public university.
Katehi resigned after being placed on paid leave last April amid allegations of misconduct.
The board also approved May’s base salary of $420,000, noting it is less that his predecessor. Katehi was paid $424,000.
May also receives an endowed faculty chair that pays an additional $75,000, bringing his annual compensation to $495,000.