With a base pay of $610,000 and $50,000 retirement payments in years 2, 3 and 4 of a four-year contract.
“I’m very excited,” he said. “Absolutely.”
The vote was unanimous.
He’s here in town through the weekend, will take in a university event or two, and will remain as provost at Stony Brook until he starts at the U in June.
Kaler said he’s not sure how much he’ll be involved with the legislature, because Bruininks will still be on the job, and Kaler “doesn’t want to get in the way.”