The University of California at Merced on Thursday announced the appointment of David H. Hosley as interim vice chancellor for university relations, effective Feb. 1. Hosley has served as president of UC Merced's Modesto-based Great Valley Center since February 2008.
Previously, he was president and general manager of KVIE Public Television in Sacramento for 10 years. Hosley succeeds John Garamendi Jr., who in December announced his intention to leave the university to start a consulting business. Garamendi officially resigned Jan. 4.
Hosley will oversee all aspects of university development, including fund raising and trustee relations, as well as government relations and communications. Hosley's interim appointment is for one year. He will continue as president of the Great Valley Center during this time.
Chancellor Steve Kang said plans for a permanent appointment to the vice chancellor post are under development and will be announced later this year; Hosley said Thursday he hasn't thought about applying for the permanent position, that it was very far off into the future.
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Hosley's annual salary will be $201,000, pending approval by UC regents, and he is subject to the same salary and furlough reductions facing all UC employees during the 2009-10 school year. His share is a 9 percent pay cut and furloughs.