Ex-provost still drawing a paycheck

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals It’s not unusual for retiring UC administrators to receive a year’s sabbatical to catch up in their field before returning to research and teaching, said UC Davis law Professor Daniel Simmons, a former chairman of UC’s academic council. But some lower-paid university employees who aren’t eligible for the perk complained about the arrangement. “Where is the logic and ethics in that?” asked Amatullah Alaji-Sabrie, chief negotiator for the Coalition of University Employees, a union that represents about 15,000 clerical workers, public safety officers and cashiers at UC. Once her sabbatical ends, Greenwood may return to UC Davis, where she once was a professor, dean of graduate studies and vice provost for academic outreach. She became UC provost in April 2004. OAKLAND – The University of California’s highest-ranking academic officer, who stepped down earlier this month during a conflict-of-interest investigation, is still being paid more than $25,000 a month. Former Provost M.R.C. Greenwood, who was a second in command for the university system, went on sabbatical but remains on the university’s payroll and will receive $25,153 a month in salary, UC spokesman Paul Schwartz said. Greenwood, 62, stepped down on Nov. 4 after UC officials began investigating the hiring of her son and a friend with whom she owned rental property. Greenwood appears to have been promised a year’s paid sabbatical, according to a document created by UC after she resigned. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more